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International Scammers Con $3 Billion From the Elderly

We finally put a face to the voice on the phone promising our elderly money from a sweepstakes win or missing Nigerian princess -- and we find out how much money our seniors are sending THEM.

 

We've labeled them "Granny Scams," a working term for a multi-billion dollar con game aimed at our nation's senior citizens -- and taking them for their life savings with incredible ease and rare repercussion.

One recent case dramatically demonstrates the depth of the problem and mechanism of malevolence a fast-talking group of grifters is using to bilk our mothers and fathers out of their life savings.

And is it , you ask? All the time...

Danielle June 25, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Another of those crimes where the penalty just does not seem to fit the crime. I am amazed that they actually caught someone!
Nicholas June 25, 2012 at 05:39 PM
They stung an aunt of mine for $3200
Lissa Sorensen June 25, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Lowlifes who deserve the worst punishment we can dream up for them.
Gopal Das June 29, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I think everybody should check out the Scam Detector app. I believe they're online as well.
Fritz 'Congodog' Stoop July 03, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Now here's an issue we can all agree on! Stay close to the elders in your family (or neighbors, if possible) in terms of their finances. The recent story re the Alameda County judge that allegedly fleeced his elderly neighbor was incredibly disappointing and disillusioning.

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