S.D. grandparents scammed out of $18,000

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(KELO) — A couple is out $18,000 after falling for the grandparent scam.

Sioux Falls police say the couple was told over the phone their grandson was involved in a car crash in another state, and needed money.

They sent $10,000 one day, and $8,000 another.

They found out they had been scammed after calling relatives and finding out their grandson was fine.

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