With regard to two recent letters from readers who complained they were "scammed" by young men claiming to be their grandsons, I would like to offer a solution to anyone who receives such a phone call.
When a young man called me saying he was my grandson and that he was in trouble and calling from Canada, I did not believe him. He pleaded with me not to tell his parents what had happened. I proceeded to ask him his full name, where he lived and what college he was attending.
He could not answer those questions and hung up. End of story.
Hilton Head Island