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charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 12, 3:10 p.m.
The scammed lady is the most generous lady I know. She is sooo far from greedy as some people have suggested.
Really? Its the greedy people that goes for these "scams." For the elderly, family should be watchful in all that they do. Family should be in charge once they do foolish things like this.
charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 12, 2:48 p.m.
She is lucky to have gotten anything back. May she and others learn from this.
bigmelons2004 Mar 12, 2:32 p.m.
If a deal sounds to good to be true, think about it first, because it usually is.
borninraleigh73 Mar 12, 2:12 p.m.
The scammed lady is the most generous lady I know. She is sooo far from greedy as some people have suggested. She trusts everyone. no matter what. I've known her 30+ years. Yes, she is getting what was recovered back. No. not what she lost. Yes, now her family is helping keep an eye out. She's over 90 and can still beat me in scrabble. She simply fell for it and they stole her identity. I would love to meet the scammers face to face.
sunshine1040 Mar 12, 11:03 a.m.
Why did the family get the money returned and not the woman that was defrauded? Or was the family members not paying attention until they realized she had spent the money they thought was coming to them
Grand Union Mar 12, 10:14 a.m.
How can one seize over a million dollars in assets and only be able to return $251,000. I smell lawyer fees."
where do you read that the rest will not be returned in due course......assets would need to be sold and its possible that some cannot pending appeals.
kevinpgoddard Mar 11, 3:56 p.m.
"Greed? That's what Obama said he was going to stop...right? Oh well, another promise broken. And who would have ever "thunk" a politician could change human emotions."
I love how a story about a woman being robbed of money via scam can be blamed on Obama...was he making the phone calls from Jamaica? You ran out of toilet paper and toothpaste and have to run to the store. Guess that was the governments fault too, right?
jaw8823 Mar 11, 3:54 p.m.
I received a call Saturday from Jamaica telling me I'm a winner of the Publishers Clearing House. He gave me a number to contact his supervisor. Reluctantly I called the number provided and Peter Myers answered and said I have a Mercedes and $250,000. They informed that the car was in Jacksonville NC and would be delivered to be before night. I was asked to verify my address; I in turn ask them to verify my address since they had my information. Then he ask me to hold while he take a call. I knew then it was sham. At that point I hung up
claudnc Mar 11, 3:49 p.m.
How in the world are you blaming this on Obama... Bwahahahaha.
sillymee Mar 11, 2:47 p.m.
How can one seize over a million dollars in assets and only be able to return $251,000. I smell lawyer fees.
golfnrev Mar 11, 2:37 p.m.
Any time you have to pay a large sum of money in order to get your winnings from a lottery should automatically throw up a red flag.
pause to consider Mar 11, 1:48 p.m.
"But you know what, people on both sides of this transaction were driven by greed...." - Gork
Yes, criminal greed by the scammers to take someones money plus personal greed by someone wanting to 'win' money that was not earned. The personal greed so rampant in our country is what leads to even greater criminal greed - by thieves and corporate/political leaders!
gobbledygook Mar 11, 1:23 p.m.
she's lucky to see anything after falling for the scam..
Gork Mar 11, 1:16 p.m.
But you know what, people on both sides of this transaction were driven by greed....
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03