This guy kills me
But on a serious note...
The other day my mom called me from work to ask if I had heard from my brother and if he was alright. I said yeah. That he was at work and that he seemed fine to me.
She said she got the strangest call from my grandmother. That she had asked if Jeremy was ok and asked if he came home last night, but didn't give any more information or say why she was asking.
Later that day we found out the following information
Someone called my grandmother, a 90 year old woman, and pretended to be my brother. They knew his name as well as her information. This guy claimed that he was in jail and that he had been in an accident. He told her that the car he hit was a family on their way to the airport and they were flying to Peru.
He told her that if she wired $5,000 to Peru that he would be off the hook and they would drop the charges.
So she did.
Was it the smartest decision?
Should it have been looked further into?
But it was my 90 yr old grandmother who thought her grandson was in trouble.
Apparently this has been happening a lot to elderly people. I just thought Id share this story with you so that you could warn your family members and hopefully prevent them from getting taken advantage of.
It makes me sick that someone out there could ever do this to someone let alone someone of her age.
So I hope you take note of this public service announcement and pass on the information.
And I hope the bastard gets what's coming to him.