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Published January 18, 2010, 07:40 AM

'Grandparent scam' persists in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the so-called "grandparent scam" persists in North Dakota.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the so-called "grandparent scam" persists in North Dakota.

In the scam, a con artist calls a senior citizen, pretending to be a grandchild with an emergency and asks for money.

Stenehjem says a Bismarck woman recently fell victim, wiring $13,000 out of the country in the belief her grandson was in trouble in Canada.

The scam first surfaced in North Dakota in the summer of 2008.

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