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Florida couple duped by lottery scammers

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Posted: August 17, 2015, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

I feel for the elderly couple. However, it they hadn't succumbed to greed and stupidity, they wouldn't have been scammed.

 

If something looks to good to be true, it usually is!

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    Posted: August 17, 2015, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

    Haha.

     

    A fool and his money are soon parted.

    I don't feel sorry for these old  elderly bats. They were greedy, naive, and willing to commit a crime.  They should be locked up with the Hispanic males that swindled them out of their money.

    At that age you should know better, especially since they didn't win the ticket themselves and they were approached by strangers trying. My preschool aged nephew knows not to talk to strangers. 

    Everytime I tried purchasing a get rich quick scheme off tv I would always remember my grandma saying  ''if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.'' 

     

    Hope this serves as a lesson learned.

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      Posted: August 17, 2015, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

      Haha.

       

      A fool and his money are soon parted.

      I don't feel sorry for these old  elderly bats. They were greedy, naive, and willing to commit a crime.  They should be locked up with the Hispanic males that swindled them out of their money.

      At that age you should know better, especially since they didn't win the ticket themselves and they were approached by strangers trying. My preschool aged nephew knows not to talk to strangers. 

      Everytime I tried purchasing a get rich quick scheme off tv I would always remember my grandma saying  ''if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.'' 

       

      Hope this serves as a lesson learned.

      Cant wait to see you at their age and dimished mental capacity.  Hope you do well.

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        Posted: August 18, 2015, 1:52 am - IP Logged

        I know everyone wants to feel sorry for the poor elderly couple that got swindled, but I have a sneaking suspicion that they weren't helping purely out of the kindness of their hearts. Even if they didn't know that non-residents can claim a lottery win, they still had to have known that claiming they bought the ticket and that it was their winnings is wrong. Sounds to me as if they, just like the crooks, were looking to make a quick buck. To paraphrase Matchstick Men, the money wasn't stolen, it was given away.

        Teddi, ICAM with you, there are a lot of elderly included my parents who could not be conned by these scammers. All I could think is the couple must know the lottery rules and figured because the two men claimed they're illegals here, that they don't know they can still claim the winnings without using a legal American/Resident. At the end of the day, seem to me some people lived by the code......Greed is good....from Wall Streets the movie.

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          Posted: August 18, 2015, 5:10 am - IP Logged

          Security cameras will help this investigation.

          Banking Has procedures in place for large withdrawal's.  So it must not have been anywhere near the reported value of the supposed ticket.

           

          My Meds have made me see strange things but never two guys with a (??)winning ticket(??) asking me to help em. ...Now Leprechauns...thats another story!

          Yea, the banks should have asked what the money was for and most likely did.  I am thinking the two lied to the bank about what it was for. 

          Banks have gotten REALLY good at that.  If anyone takes ANY money out, even for a couple of grand they ask & ask to try to stop these kinda things. 

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            Posted: August 18, 2015, 9:42 am - IP Logged

              Duped you say, ok.

            Is there any way you can post something without  resorting to insults?  You do have platinum membership, feel free to put me on blockSmile

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              Posted: August 18, 2015, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

              Cant wait to see you at their age and dimished mental capacity.  Hope you do well.

              Zinnia, I think that that's an assumption a lot of people make and it's plain wrong. Being old doesn't automatically make you mentally incompetent. It would be great if everyone stops making that assumption. Unless you can prove to me that these people do in fact have a diminished mental capacity, it has no bearing on the argument. It has some bearing on the kind of people who would scam an elderly couple, people we're supposed to respect. But that's about it. Even if the seniors thought they were doing something nice, they obviously knew they were doing something wrong, or not quite on the up and up. And they did it anyway. Sorry they got burned, but it's the chance you take when you do something you know is wrong in order to make a quick buck.

              I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

              The odds are about the same.

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                Posted: August 19, 2015, 12:13 am - IP Logged

                Is there any way you can post something without  resorting to insults?  You do have platinum membership, feel free to put me on blockSmile

                Your calling Democrats folks who are usually duped not an insult? Even though I am not affiliated with any political party, you don't get to spew nonsense and assume no one will call you on it. I posted your war leader right up there to get you to ask yourself " was l along with millions of other Republicans duped?  The other thing you have no clue about is that having Platinum status does not prevent you from  posting your responses to any of my threads * l wish it did, be thankful you tolerated. 

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                  Posted: August 21, 2015, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                  People that age are not aware of the scams.  Most do not, or have never surfed the web, which is where most people learn of these scams.  They probably didn't even own a cell phone. Most of the posters here who criticise them, would have pause to use a rotary telephone to make a call.