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- Joe and Eileen Hennessy, of Naples, were scammed out of thousands of dollars after sending money to a man posing over the telephone as their grandson in legal trouble. The scam, sometimes referred to as the granny scam, involves someone impersonating a victimsâ’ loved ones, often using information theyâ’ve picked up on social media, to make up an urgent situation and plea for money.

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David Albers/Staff - Joe and Eileen Hennessy, of Naples, were scammed out of thousands of dollars after sending money to a man posing over the telephone as their grandson in legal trouble. The scam, sometimes referred to as the granny scam, involves someone impersonating a victimsâ’ loved ones, often using information theyâ’ve picked up on social media, to make up an urgent situation and plea for money.

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