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Elderly North Texas man warns others of scam

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HURST, Texas -

An 82-year-old man in the Fort Worth suburb of Hurst was tricked out of money by someone posing as his grandson's attorney.

It's becoming easier and easier for con artists to victimize the older generation. They find names on social networks like Facebook and then pick up come up with convincing stories.

Someone told Kent Robinson he needed $500 to get his grandson out of jail.

"He said I've managed to get it all squelched and there'll be no paper trail, like it never happened. I need $500 to bail him out of jail," Robinson.

He went to a CVS pharmacy and put the money on a pre-paid card. He then called the con man back and gave him the information to get the cash.

Robinson later learned his grandson was never in trouble.

Now he has little hope of ever getting his money back.

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