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Elderly S.F. man loses $10,000 in lottery scam

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Police are asking for the public's help in their investigation of a lottery scam after a 75-year-old San Francisco man was swindled out of $10,000.

According to San Francisco police, the victim received a letter in the mail last week from "Global Investment Securities World Trust Services" telling him he had won $82,459.61 in the Canadian lottery. The letter included a false notarized letter listing the man's name, address and the amount he had supposedly won and a bogus receipt purporting to be from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The victim called a phone number listed in the letter and was told to send $7,009.06 in taxes to an address in Victoria, British Columbia.

But after wiring $10,000 to a Luther Willis, the man saw no prize money in return.

It is illegal to play a foreign lottery from within the U.S., San Francisco police Lt. Kenwade Lee said.

There are a lot of lottery scams out there, he said, many of them operating outside the U.S.

Anyone receiving a similar foreign lottery letter is asked to contact the Police Department's fraud section and to contact one of two public service organizations:

If the caller is reporting a purported lottery letter within two weeks of receiving it, consumers should contact Project COLT, a joint U.S.-Canadian organization created to combat fraudulent telemarketing, at (514) 939-8304.

Callers reporting letters received more than two weeks after they arrived should call Phone Busters, a Canadian anti-fraud agency, at (705) 495-8501.

Letter recipients should also consider calling the FBI, according to the Police Department.

BCN

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Posted: September 18, 2006, 11:31 pm - IP Logged


Sorry to hear about this ...........Story!!!!

              (but)

he should have bought a....QP

LOL

PSYKOMO 

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    Posted: September 19, 2006, 1:16 am - IP Logged

    You have to be scum of the earth to fraud the elderly.  Scammers are just like the scum who post here on Lottery Post of tales of their lies and spam this website.  Get a life loser!!!!!!!!!-weshar75

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      Posted: September 19, 2006, 2:08 am - IP Logged

      You have to be scum of the earth to fraud the elderly.  Scammers are just like the scum who post here on Lottery Post of tales of their lies and spam this website.  Get a life loser!!!!!!!!!-weshar75


      Todd..............will...!!

      SmashBashChairHit With StickJack-in-the-Boxtheir,,,,,,"BUT"

      PSYKOMO 

        justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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        Posted: September 19, 2006, 2:12 am - IP Logged

        I feel very badly for this man, really.  However, I don't think 75 is that ancient. I've worked with people older than that who ran circles around me. Several people at the local supermarket are in their 70s and last year I worked with a woman 82 who was the top salesperson in the store. Many of our leaders, including Supreme Court Justices were and are over 70. (Oliver Wendell Holmes retired at 90)  Reagan was President in his 70s. Clint Eastwood is 76 and directing Oscar winning movies.  Barbara Walters is at least 75 and the list goes on and on.

        The point is, scams can hurt everyone, young & old,  and these maggots who feed off of the weaknesses of others are really evil. But (a) if you never entered a contest, you can't win it and (b) Nobody ever asks for money in advance. It's always taken out of the prize. After all, what if the winner didn't have any money in the first place?  If this victim was not well or feeble-minded then maybe someone else should have been handling his money.

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          Posted: September 19, 2006, 2:48 am - IP Logged

          I feel very badly for this man, really.  However, I don't think 75 is that ancient. I've worked with people older than that who ran circles around me. Several people at the local supermarket are in their 70s and last year I worked with a woman 82 who was the top salesperson in the store. Many of our leaders, including Supreme Court Justices were and are over 70. (Oliver Wendell Holmes retired at 90)  Reagan was President in his 70s. Clint Eastwood is 76 and directing Oscar winning movies.  Barbara Walters is at least 75 and the list goes on and on.

          The point is, scams can hurt everyone, young & old,  and these maggots who feed off of the weaknesses of others are really evil. But (a) if you never entered a contest, you can't win it and (b) Nobody ever asks for money in advance. It's always taken out of the prize. After all, what if the winner didn't have any money in the first place?  If this victim was not well or feeble-minded then maybe someone else should have been handling his money.


          NO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WAY!!!!!!!!!

          Clint,,,,can't BE

          .........76...........

          HOW>>>>>>>>>>>>OLD.....................ARE................YOU?????

          PSYKOMO 

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            Posted: September 19, 2006, 3:09 am - IP Logged

            I feel very badly for this man, really.  However, I don't think 75 is that ancient. I've worked with people older than that who ran circles around me. Several people at the local supermarket are in their 70s and last year I worked with a woman 82 who was the top salesperson in the store. Many of our leaders, including Supreme Court Justices were and are over 70. (Oliver Wendell Holmes retired at 90)  Reagan was President in his 70s. Clint Eastwood is 76 and directing Oscar winning movies.  Barbara Walters is at least 75 and the list goes on and on.

            The point is, scams can hurt everyone, young & old,  and these maggots who feed off of the weaknesses of others are really evil. But (a) if you never entered a contest, you can't win it and (b) Nobody ever asks for money in advance. It's always taken out of the prize. After all, what if the winner didn't have any money in the first place?  If this victim was not well or feeble-minded then maybe someone else should have been handling his money.


            FOR.............GET<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<IT!!!!!!!!!!!

            I know how OLE.........justxploring..................................................

            age:..................37

            wght..........................148

            htg...................5'-5"........................................

            Like$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            LOL

            PSYKOMO 

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              Posted: September 19, 2006, 3:23 am - IP Logged

              Not even close:

               

              Age:    37 --- I wish

              Weight:  Only when I'm carrying 20 lbs of groceries

              Height:  Getting there ... if I shrink a little more 

              Money:  Nah, don't like it or hate it.  NEED it /  WANT it!!!  LOL

               

              yes, Clint is 76..and he looks it too.  (his wife could be my daughter however) Loved Unforgiven. 

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                Posted: September 19, 2006, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                That's horrible

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                  Posted: September 23, 2006, 6:58 am - IP Logged

                  anyone who commits fraud upon the elderly deserves to rot in a jail cell for a while to reflect upon the bad deed they have done......