It's amazing how intelligent some people can get just to steal someone else's hard-earned money but not intelligent enough to keep a decent job. That scam's also called the Grandson Scam. As mentioned in the article, scam artists target the seniors and take advantage of their "natural desire to help a grandchild." I've read several cases of this being reported at http://www.callercenter.com and it's sad that almost 60% of the victims got scammed because they were not aware.
This is why I always remind family and friends to be cautious about incoming phone calls and if the call turns out suspicious. hang up. There's no sense putting up with a call especially when the call tries to hide his own number by blocking it. That, to me, is already "scammy". View Comment