Authorities are investigating after grandparents fell prey to a devious scheme and shelled out thousands of dollars when a caller claimed to be their granddaughter and said that she needed money.
The caller said that she had been in an accident and needed $12,500 for bail in order to get out of jail, according to a Volusia Sheriff’s Office press release.
“The caller told them a courier would pick up the money and instructed them to place it in a shoebox,” the press release noted. “The couple secured the money and followed instructions, notifying the female caller when it was ready. Shortly afterward, a male courier collected the money and drove away.” more