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90-year-old ND woman lost $400K to Jamaican lottery scam — but she was paid back just $287

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mikeintexas's avatar - h87TsB4
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Maybe she did it so her kids and grandkids would stop by and see her more. If she has any money left, bet now one or two of them are there every day.

^This^

Bless her heart, but I also think her kids deserve some % of the blame.

Epstein didn't kill himself.


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    I Agree!

    "she has been paid back only $287 of the $400,000 she's owed."

    She gave away $400,000, but because the scammers were caught, it looks like she believes somebody owes her money. A few weeks ago, a couple of "homeless" people got into a fight over who owned the rights to the location where they could "beg" for money. Turns out, neither of them were homeless or indigent. Who do all the people that gave them "donations" talk to so they can get their money back?

    Obviously, "Older and wiser" don't apply to people like her. $287? That's not even enough to pay for the coffin. It pays to exercise common sense.

    1) If u didn't play lotto, then it's impossible for u to win it.

    2) Even if u played, no lotto agency will call u. At least they will never ask u to make a deposit to claim ur winnings.

    Real simple.

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      "Older and wiser" don't apply to people like her."

      As they get older wiser stops applying to everybody at some point. Worse a lot of people start to get less wise, or at least worse at thinking clearly than they used to. There's a reason that scammers of almost every breed prey on older people.

      "Lisa, Ron, Tim & Jeff are just as culpable"

      Well, duh.  They obviously didn't visit her often enough for her to share the great news that she won $19 million in the lottery. Or, equally likely, maybe she did tell them during their once a year visit, and then they just sat back and let her send their inheritance to scammers. After all, it's inconceivable that a 90 year old who falls for this sort of scam would keep it a secret, or not immediately wise up and hand control of their finances over when somebody finds out and tells them that they didn't really win the lottery.

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        Obviously, "Older and wiser" don't apply to people like her. $287? That's not even enough to pay for the coffin. It pays to exercise common sense.

        1) If u didn't play lotto, then it's impossible for u to win it.

        2) Even if u played, no lotto agency will call u. At least they will never ask u to make a deposit to claim ur winnings.

        Real simple.

        The entire process that cost her $400,000 though beginning with a simple letter, phone call, or email, probably took several months to develop and common sense went out the window around the time she borrowed money from her sister.

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          ^This^

          Bless her heart, but I also think her kids deserve some % of the blame.

          At her age, all her grandchildren are probably adults, but if they and their parents only see her on birthdays and holidays, she probably has lots of time on her hands. I'm nowhere near 90, but if I lost say $400,000 in the stock market, unless my kids gave me bad advice or were part of the transactions, there is no blame to place on them.

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            At her age, all her grandchildren are probably adults, but if they and their parents only see her on birthdays and holidays, she probably has lots of time on her hands. I'm nowhere near 90, but if I lost say $400,000 in the stock market, unless my kids gave me bad advice or were part of the transactions, there is no blame to place on them.

            It was just my thinking that if they had any regular contact with her, they should have been aware of her financial activity...so yeah, they deserve some blame.  If they didn't see her but only on her birthday and holidays, then they deserve some shame.

            Epstein didn't kill himself.


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              The entire process that cost her $400,000 though beginning with a simple letter, phone call, or email, probably took several months to develop and common sense went out the window around the time she borrowed money from her sister.

              What a pity. All that time, she didn't have a single soul around her telling her it's a scam.