There is a special place for people who prey on the elderly. I want to post this to get the word out to anyone who doesn't know about it.
Today, my grandmother answered the phone and was greeted by scum in human form. She was told her grandson was in jail in Canada on drug charges and needed $1200 wired immediately.
Fortunately, my grandfather was with her and called my father to verify the situation. Unfortunately, she was still visibly upset even after seeing me.
Please, inform elderly friends and family of this horrible scam. I know it may be hard for them to understand how evil people can be, but you could help prevent a loss of a great deal of money, or for our loved ones in bad health, a heart attack. http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2012/april/grandparent_040212#disablemobile