Beware of scams targeting grandparents

The phone rings in the middle of the night.

A member of your family is in trouble and needs your help.

So begins the so-called "grandparent scam."

A new state alert warns that local senior citizens are still losing thousands of dollars.

It's so bad the state is urging all of you to talk to your parents, grandparents, and loved ones.

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Washington residents ripped off by cons claiming to be relatives in need of help