Since We Last Spoke: Scammer to the Slammer - Pacific Standard

Since We Last Spoke: Scammer to the Slammer

Last year, our writer Shirley Streshinsky (“The Grandparent Scam” September/October) looked inside the world of grandparent scammers.
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Last year, our writer Shirley Streshinsky (“The Grandparent Scam,September/October) looked inside the world of grandparent scammers—teams of criminals, based largely in Montreal, who make a small fortune by calling grandparents and impersonating distressed grandchildren in need of quick cash. In November, one of the first scammers to get busted, a Canadian man, was sentenced to five years in an American prison for participating in a scheme that swindled grandparents across Southern California out of thousands of dollars.

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