WV Consumer Minute: Grandparent Scams

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WHSV) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warns about a scam involving grandparents that the attorney general's office hears a great deal about: the grandparent scam.

The thieves may also say you need to buy some gift cards right away.

Thieves will try to fool a grandparent by saying a grandchild is in deep trouble, and the thief needs money wired to an account.

To report a scam to the West Virginia Attorney General's Office, call 1-800-368-8808.