MARQUETTE, Mich (WJMN) – Scammers are no strangers to calling you up and directly trying to trick you. They have the ability to find your information and weaponized it against you.
Recently, law enforcement has reported an uptick in phone scams claiming family emergency’s and claiming to be from publishers clearing house.
Lt. Mark Giannunzio of the Michigan State Police said, “We’re seeing a huge increase in activity on phone scams. Primarily with elderly people where somebody is calling them and obviously requesting money for some reason. A lot of elderly people are falling for this scam. A specific target is they will call the elder person saying their grandson is in a jail facility in a different state and they require a $5,000 or $10,000 bail in order to get them out of jail….