New Scam In The Region Targets The Elderly
Senior citizens around the area should be on the lookout of a new scam. Recent occurrences involve scam artists posing as the grandchildren of senior citizens, asking for the transfer of thousands of dollars.
The scam has been targeting southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles was the location of the latest victim. The scammers are using google voice, a free online call service that allows for the caller to be anonymous. Carmen Million, president of the Better Business Bureau, said that the scam is a classic one, but the technology that allows for this new anonymity is a new wrinkle.