Grandparents are the target of new scam

More and more Texas grandparents are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be relatives, all in an effort to steal money.

According to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, con artists call seniors and say something like "hi it's your favorite grandson" in an effort to learn the name of the grandchild.

The caller tells the victim they need money because of an emergency.

To report one of these phone scams, call the A.G.'s office at 800-252-8011.