23 Jan Grandchild in Need? Make Sure It’s Not a Scam
Livetech partnered with AARP to create a microlearning spotlighting the grandparent scam.
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has been receiving reports of this scam since 2008, correlating with the rise of social media. Scammers find personal information about their targets online to make impersonations believable.
According to a 2018 report by the Federal Trade Commission, the median loss is $9,000. This scam catches victims off guard by exploiting the bond between a grandparent and grandchild and is financially and emotionally devastating.
Watch the microlearning to find out how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the grandparent scam.