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Government warns of scam that targets elderly

Posted at 5:45 AM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 08:56:30-04

Federal agents are attempting to shut down a mail fraud operation targeting elderly people.

An international crime network made up of payment processors, mailer printers and lead generators is behind the scheme. VIctims receive letters that claim they won or could win a prize, asking for money to cover processing fees and taxes.

Government officials are charging, suing and sanctioning entities perpetrating the operation.

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