If you get a call from someone claiming your grandchild has been in an accident or has been jailed and you need to purchase gift cards - Green Dot cards - and send money to help them, this is a scam ("Grandparent Scam"). This has been going around for a while, but we had a local resident lose money just last week to this scam before we were alerted. Once the card information has been given to the caller to redeem, there is nothing we can do to get it back for you. NEVER give sensitive personal information or banking information to unsolicited callers or emails. Please alert your elderly loved ones and neighbors as well.