The Grandparent Scam

Senior citizens all over the U.S. and Canada are getting duped by a massive Montreal-based phone scam in which the callers pretend to be distressed grandchildren. And some rather intelligent people are falling for it.

Credits

Guests:
Richard Muller - University of California, Berkeley, Shirley Streshinsky - journalist and author

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott