Grandson fundraising for scammed family

Published 12/13 2012 08:12PM

Updated 12/13 2012 08:16PM

RANTOUL-- A month after an elderly couple was scammed out of their life savings, their grandson is stepping in to help.

Last month we introduced you to Chuck and Nancy Padilla. A scammer, pretending to be their grandson Brian who lives in Paris, called and said he needed help. Over the course of several weeks, the Padilla's gave him $100,000... money they haven't seen since.

Now their real grandson has set up an online fundraiser to help them get some of that money back. The goal is to raise $10,000. Brian says any little bit helps.

If you'd like to donate, visit the campaign website. They'll be collecting donations until the end of January.

Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


.

Featured Business