Scammers are targeting grandparents by claiming to be a grandson or granddaughter and needing money wired to them to get them out of trouble.
I talked with one couple in Cottage Grove today that was about to transfer about one thousand dollars to Canada, when a sharp woman at the Western Union counter figured out what was going on and saved them from being scammed.
KVAL photographer Adam Grunseth will be posting our interview with the couple on this neighborhood site a little later this afternoon. I hope you come back here and check it out. It's worth watching.
We'll have the story on KVAL News at 5 and 6 tonight.