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Lottery scammer stole nearly $1 million from one elderly woman

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That is a new low...showing up to her doorstep @ 0130.   Reading on I sure smiled when this thug showed up and get arrested.

Like I've said before but changed the tune a bit, restitution paid before sentencing in FULL.   If not add about 15 more years.

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* " Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread."- Alexander Pope.

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The Thugs shoulda gotten 108 YEARS in Prison... and wonder why there were no "Impersonating an FBI Agent" charges?... that's a Felony I believe...

Elderly folks need to learn to just hang up the phone...

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At least justice was done in this case. Unfortunately, the victim will probably never see any of her money.

I don't know how people fall for this though. I have a neighbor who fell for the tech support scam and even after I told her it was a scam, she didn't believe me until they tried to take her for $5000. People don't listen even when you try to warn them.

If these scammers call me, I just hang up and block the number.

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In the end it seems like she ended up outsmarting the Jamaican dirtbag. My guess is he had called her on "his" new iPhone and told her he was coming over to get another few grand for yet another fake fee payment. She no doubt called the cops and they waited inside the house and listened to him try to get more money before putting him in cuffs. He and his fake badge  buddies need to spend about 30 yrs behind bars, 9 years is not severe enough. This poor woman will never trust anyone again. which is really sad.

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When will the lesson be learned??

No No

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In response to GreyGreen

* My point exactly! My earlier post cuts both ways but some are incapable of thinking clearly so my post is nuked.Approve

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In response to noise-gate

Not sure why anyone would resent your comments on this subject, you are simply stating truth. The only way a con man can survive is by meeting gullible people. To continue giving money to some stranger while you are getting nothing in return should set off alarm bells for most sane people. These guys were awful dirtbags, but they can't do anything unless she cooperates. People have got to remember what their grandmothers told them "when something seems too good to be true, it's usually a lie."

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The article does not state her age, it's easy to point that righteous finger at her. She is a victim plain and simple.

Nobody knows her mental status, is she on medications? No matter the circumstances, she is a victim and I feel bad for her, she paid a very high price, thank God they didn't Physically hurt or even kill her.

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Your earlier post WAS deliberately ambiguous, now you can play the victim, why don't you hide in some freaking closet and digress for awhile.

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I don't believe this story tell that to somebody that believes it. Mailing them cash Loads of it really? Having $65,000 available in the house and getting robbed for it? okay sure

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Being elderly is not a free ticket to be stupid... If this story is true which I'm sure it's not.. you sure deserve to get robbed if you're that dumb... Facts... tell them mr. Lotto sent cha..

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Hey intrusive one: Your comment is...

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Most of these s pick out the smallest, weakest, most vulnerable persons as their victims. They choose the elderly for these reasons and also because they sometimes tend to be less sharp mentally.

It's not that they are stupid. They may have been highly intelligent when they were younger.But due to old age, health issues, or early dementia, they can no longer think clearly and as such can be easily coerced or intimidated. 

Do you have an older family member, that doesn't get around so good, that forgets things, that loses their train of thought, that keeps repeating the same thing? Those are signs. So please, look out for them and take care of your loved ones.

Remember, 20-30-40 years from now, that could be you. If it is, watch out for the scammers.

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