SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is alerting residents to a trend of ‘Grandparent Scam,’ which targets the elderly into giving over large sums of money. Recently, the South Plainfield Police Department arrested two individuals who scammed a local elderly person out of $6,000, according to a press release.
On January 23rd, 2023, an elderly person handed over the $6,000 believing it was for their grandson's bail. After receiving the payment, the scammer requested an additional $5,000.
Two individuals were arrested in connection to this scam, according to authorities. Their identities have not been made public at this time.