These scammers who target the elderly are bastards. They have secured a place in hell!
Generally, the scam works like this: the grandparent receives a
distressed phone call from who they believe is their grandchild. The
supposed grandchild typically explains that they are traveling in
Canada and have been arrested or involved in an auto accident and need
the grandparent to wire money to post bail or pay for damages — usually
amounting to a few thousand dollars. While many seniors have reported
the scam without falling prey to it, unfortunately, many others have
been victimized. One well-meaning grandmother sent $15,000 to scammers,
thinking she was helping a grandchild who had been in an auto accident.