A once reported scam that targets senior citizens in Virginia and Maryland is resurfacing.
Diane Richardson with the Charles County Sheriff's Office says it happens by phone and the suspects are sneaky. The person often has personal information and pretends to be a grandchild or a foreign official. They say they are jailed and need money to be set free.
The digital age is making it even easier to get personal information that makes the call sound even more realistic.
Richardson says the scam artist has been successful in getting money in several cases.
Never give personal or financial information over the phone. Always verify that the caller is legitimate.