Madison County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam targeting seniors

The Madison County Sheriffâ??s Office is warning of a possible phone scam that is targeting seniors.

Deputies say the caller is a man who is telling seniors that their grandson is in trouble and needs money. He then says he has to go and will call right back, which he does. One person who got the call asked the man a question only the grandson could answer and the man hung up.

Deputies say there is no indication of where the call is originating, or if it is the same person making the calls.

Residents are reminded never to give out personal information over the phone unless you are sure you know who you are communicating with.