TROY, MI – A very alert bank teller saved a senior citizen from falling for a ‘Grandmother Scam’. That teller saved the funds of $8,900 from disappearing into thin air.
On Wednesday April 14th, 2021, at approximately 11:00 AM, the victim received a phone call from a subject identifying himself as an attorney named Brian Reynolds and he was handling her grandson’s injury case with a bicyclist. The subject told the victim he could make the case go away if she provided him $8,900.
The subject stated he was from the Grand Rapids area even though caller ID identified him calling from Ontario, Canada.
As the victim was at her bank withdrawing the funds, the bank teller asked why she was taking out so much money. When the grandmother told the story, she was advised to contact her grandson to verify if it was true. The grandson told his grandmother that she was being scammed. Because of that teller, no funds were lost.