Imagine getting a call from someone claiming to be your grandchild, saying they’re in jail after a horrible car accident and need money for a lawyer. Then, you’re asked to put thousands in a box, take it to the curb, and not tell anybody about it.
Libby says that’s what happened to her when she received a phone call from a hysterical person, whom she believed was her grandson. She says she gave a person who came to her door the money requested and learned hours later – when she spoke to her real grandson – that she had been scammed.

“I knew about this scam. I heard about it years ago. I couldn’t think rationally, at all. I was just shaken,” Libby says.
Hear more of Libby’s story in the video above.
On Wednesday’s episode Dr. Phil, “Social Engineering: New Ways You’re Being Scammed,” Dr. Phil’s guests, who say they are victims of the $5.6 billion scam industry, share their stories. Plus, cybersecurity expert James McGibney explains how these cunning scam artists think and why these scams are so successful. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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