RoughCollie Posted September 12, 2012 Share Posted September 12, 2012 (edited) My mom got a call from the American Embassy in Mexico City. It was a scam. The person told her that DS1 was under arrest in Mexico. After explaining the situation, they let her talk to Andy, who told her his sad story. She was told to send thousands of dollars to bail him out. She called the embassy to see if it was a scam. It was, and they said it has been going on a lot. Then she called DH to see if DS1 is here. What she did not do was use common sense -- if DS1 had gone to Mexico or anywhere, I would have told her. I always have. My mom spent 1.5 hours on the phone this morning between that very long call and talking to the embassy people. I could not believe she actually thought she was talking to DS1 and his lawyer! That is not like my mom at all. I would have guessed she would have instantly realized it was a scam. I mean, obviously she thought something was fishy -- but she wasn't going to take any chances ... except that she didn't tell DH and I until after she'd checked with the embassy. So warn the grandparents and aunts and uncles, especially if you have a teenager who can just pick up and leave for Mexico on his own! What troubles me is that they knew DS1's name and that my Mom is his grandmother. We live in different areas of the country and have different last names. Mom doesn't have facebook or belong to any social networking sites, and DS1 doesn't have Mom's name on any of the sites he participates in. Edited September 12, 2012 by RoughCollie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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