It seems like more and more people are out to scam the elderly for money. Imposter scams are quite common, oftentimes with the caller claiming to be a relative in trouble and needing money. The Better Business Bureau says this is commonly referred to as the grandparent scam, and although it's been around for a long time, crooks still find enough victims to make it profitable.
Investigator for the Better Business Bureau Don O'Brien says the grandparent scam is now including a tie-in to the pandemic.
In addition to taking steps to protect yourself, law enforcement asks you to share information with family and friends so that they may also have the knowledge to fend of these scammers.