The grandparent scam has been around for a few years, and the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has been receiving reports about it since 2008. But the scam has become more sophisticated. By using the Internet, a criminal can sometimes uncover personal information about their targets, which makes the impersonations more believable.
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Anna oversees Loss Prevention and the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) for the bank statewide. Anna is based out of Independent Bank’s Belding Operations center.
Articles by Anna Sperling:
Phishing is a new twist on an old telemarketing scam, but uses e-mail. These criminals send e-mails to millions of people hoping that even a few will give away valuable information.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, seniors throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation.