This is a note to let people, especially grandparents, know about a phone scam.
They will tell you that your grandchild is in trouble and needs money to get out of jail. The call I got really sounded real. He had me go to the Bank of America in Waukegan and deposit money in an account there. He even gave me an account and routing number. Thank goodness the teller at the bank told us that this is happening a lot.
She said to make some calls to see if we could find our grandson. I stopped at the Police Department, as I was getting another call and the policeman took the call. As it was, my grandson was just fine.
This is a short version of this story. We have set up a code word for everyone that knows what is for real. This is just one of the many phone scams that is out there, so be careful.