BAIL BOND – A criminal will call the victim and explain their grandchild has been arrested. The criminal may or may not provide the grandchild’s name. In some cases, a person was placed on the phone pretending to be the grandchild as proof of being arrested. The criminal will ask the victim to post (in other words, give) a sum of money in order for the grandchild to be released from jail.
The criminal may give the victim instructions on what to say to a bank teller if they ask why cash is being withdrawn. The criminal may also instruct the victim to act upset and angry or to tell the bank employee that it is none of their business.