Grandma watches as police arrest scammers who tried to rob her out ...
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A 73-year-old grandmother from New York was almost scammed out of $8,000. Instead, she intuitively played the con artists at their own game and led the police to a flawless victory.
Jean was the intended target of a scam phone call. The men – one claiming to be a bondsman and another a lawyer – demanded thousands in cash to "bail Jean's grandson out of jail." They suggested he had gotten into a drink-driving incident.
Luckily, Jean was already one step ahead and continued to play along.
Speaking with CBS2, Jean said she instantly knew that the call was a scam, "I knew he was a real scammer. I just knew he wasn't going to scam me."
Jean noted that the scammers gave the game away with their "drink-driving" scenario because her grandson doesn't drive.
"He starts calling me 'grandma,' and then I'm like, I don't have a grandson that drives, so I knew it was a scam," she said.