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Con artists preying on Wyoming grandparents

 


Con artists are scamming Wyoming grandparents out of thousands of dollars by posing as grandchildren in distress. The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office has recently seen a rise in the number of this type of scam and suspects the number will increase even more over the holiday season.

The typical scam involves a con artist calling a grandparent and falsely identifying themselves as a grandchild who needs money wired quickly to get out of a bind. The con artist claims to be involved in some type of trouble while traveling in Canada, Mexico or overseas, such as being arrested or in a car ac...



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