Elder Law Firm of Andrew Olsen

NC SENIOR CONSUMER FRAUD ALERT

March 18, 2013

NC SENIOR CONSUMER FRAUD ALERT

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Congratulations to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and the their colleagues in Operation JOLT, the international law enforcement task force addressing sweepstakes scams that are based out of Jamaica.  They recently recovered and returned $45,000 that was lost by a Raleigh victim in her nineties.  According to the news story below, she conveyed over $200,000 to the criminals last year, thinking the payments were necessary in order to receive her large sweepstakes prize.  Recovering any money that has been wired to overseas scammers like these is a very rare occurrence.

http://www.wral.com/some-money-lost-in-scam-returned-to-raleigh-woman/12208427/

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