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Editorial: Beware of grandparent, debt scams

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The scammers are out in full force and the public needs to be aware of them on a couple of fronts.

Whenever college students are away, scammers could be using their absences to take advantage of their grandparents back home. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) advises being on the lookout for "Grandparents Scams," which take on a number of forms, but always involve a request for cash tied to a story about a hardship a grandchild is facing.

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