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Yet Another Wire-Transfer Fraud Case ! :-(
February 23, 2024
4:36 am
mordko
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Mother of a close friend was scammed about a year ago.

I don’t know the details but she got a phone call claiming that her account was compromised and that she needed to move money to another account. They set up a special website for her which showed how the “new account” was replenished after she moved the money.

During multiple phone calls they learned about her children. They proceeded to explain that mafia was after her and that she needed to move for a while. Got her to buy a second hand phone with prepaid SIM card which could not be traced. Rented a crappy flat for her in another town. Told her not to call anyone. She did everything. Then criminals contacted her children, told them their mother was in their hands and demanded large payments to release her. Children went to police.

Eventually police found her but never found the criminals. She lost almost all her money.

Her husband had died from Covid. Suspect he used to make all financial decisions in the household.

February 23, 2024
12:24 pm
Dean
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And to add to all this, the long-time old 'Grandparent Scam' is still in Full Swing :

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I'll be sharing that article & vid with a number of seniors I know.

    Dean

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