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Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Elder Abuse, Scam Alerts |

CNN Video: The Tragic Cost of the Lottery Scam on Seniors in the United States

(CNN)The phone calls wouldn’t stop.

The man on the other end of the line made promises of a big payoff: millions of dollars in prize money. But first the IRS needed $1,500 in taxes, he insisted, then the jackpot would arrive at the family home, a camera crew ready to capture the excitement.

The calls came a couple of times a day; other times, nearly 50.

Mr. Albert, we need the money to be sent today …

Don’t hang up the phone, Mr. Albert …

Mr. Albert, don’t tell your wife about this …

Please click on the following link for video and the rest of the story: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/07/us/jamaica-lottery-scam-suicide/index.html