A Crossville man is out nearly $5,000 after falling victim to a scam.
Known as the "grandparent scam," the scheme targets elderly people.
The scammers calls an elderly person and pretends to be a grandchild in need of money.
The con has been repeated all over the country, but this week there have been two reports of it occurring in Cumberland County.
One of the victims, a 75-year-old man, has requested his identity is kept hidden.