(Las Vegas, NV) – Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto is advising Nevadans to be on the lookout for the granparent scam. Imposters tend to call seniors claiming to be a relative, usually a grandchild claiming they need money due to an emergency. The scammers typically ask for an immediate wire transfer of funds. Once the money has been sent, it is rarely recovered.
LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 02: Nevada's Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto delivers her acceptance speech after she won re-election at the Nevada State Democratic Party's election results party at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter November 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In one of the nation's most closely watched races, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) retained his seat for a fifth term against Sharron Angle, a Tea Party favorite. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)