Tell your G-ma about this scam!

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - As the economy continues to decline and more people struggle financially, scams are on the rise -- including the resurfacing "Grandma scam."

Here's how it works: A scam artist normally begins a phone conversation by saying, "Hi, Grandma, it's me, your favorite grandchild."

The unsuspecting grandparent will usually respond with the grandchild's name.

With that information, the caller makes a pitch about being in an automobile accident, in the hospital or being under arrest.

Police say some elderly individuals tend to fall for scams.