Friday, September 2, 2016

Beware of Old Ladies With Money to Burn

News Flash: Social media is fleecing old ladies out of their life savings! Or so we are to believe. Yesterday I read about an 84-year-old woman who sent a stranger she met through $120,000 for him to have some sort of medical procedure. She had never met the man in person but somehow, after months of texting and emailing, they were "in love." Turns out he was a phony and she never saw him or her money again.

Then today I read about a 66-year-old widow who sent $60,000 to a total stranger with a fabricated identity and photo "of a fit outdoorsman." She met "Ken" a year ago after he sent her a Friend request "out of the blue" on Facebook. Now she's broke and Ken is nowhere to be found.

The U. S. Army Criminal Investigation Command reports receiving "hundreds of allegations a month" from people who were scammed on social or dating websites by someone claiming to be a U.S. soldier. Obviously the problem is not Internet scammers but rather stupid old ladies. Who knows what they'll do next.

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