An 82-year-old Florida woman lost $700,000 in an apparent “grandparent scam,” after she believed her granddaughter was in trouble, according to reports. Investigators are now turning to Uber to help solve the case, officials said.
The suspects used Uber to make pick-ups and drop-offs throughout the summer when the alleged scam began, FOX News reported.
The woman who was allegedly scammed said she received a call from a young woman claiming to be her granddaughter. The caller said she had been in a car accident and needed money to get out of jail, according to court records, ABC News reported. A man, who claimed to be the granddaughter’s lawyer, then took the phone and spoke to the woman, ABC reported.
The woman was then told to make cash withdrawals from her bank, and hand the money over to a courier, according to court documents, ABC News reported.
The scammers convinced the woman to make 13 different withdrawals…