New scam targets families of inmates

(WMC-TV) – A new scam is preying on vulnerable targets … the families of people who are in prison.

Tracy Branson was told if she paid $5,000 up front, the scammer would be able to get her husband out of jail.

But $30,000 later, Branson's husband is still behind bars.

How are these scam artists gaining these families trust? Are they getting caught?

Andy Wise will share Branson's story with you tonight. He will also tell you how the scam artist was able to convince Branson that he was the real deal.

Andy Wise has got your back on Action News 5 at 5 p.m.

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