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    • MSE Megan F
    • By MSE Megan F 15th Mar 18, 4:17 PM
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    MSE News: Victims were tricked out of £236m
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    • 15th Mar 18, 4:17 PM
    MSE News: Victims were tricked out of £236m 15th Mar 18 at 4:17 PM
    Victims were tricked into transferring £236 million to fraudsters' accounts last year, latest figures show...
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    • chattychappy
    • By chattychappy 18th Mar 18, 9:41 AM
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    • 18th Mar 18, 9:41 AM
    My aunt lost everything through being duped in this way.

    Meanwhile, a friend's friend was convicted of this type of fraud and sentenced to 4.5 years. So now, after less than two years, he is in an open prison being prepared for home visits and will be out in a few months.

    Guess what.. he had already been convicted of this fraud before. Served a short sentence and was doing it again within weeks of release, making initial contact with a potential contact whilst still banged up.

    My aunt and uncle's lives have been wrecked. They were only guilty of being naive and trusting. Their "sentence" will never end.

    We are too weak.
    • Shakin Steve
    • By Shakin Steve 18th Mar 18, 10:19 AM
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    • 18th Mar 18, 10:19 AM
    Older people are often accused of being stupid and, no doubt, some of them are. But there probably an equal number of stupid younger people, who would fall for exactly the same scam.
    I think older people are just more trusting, more willing to accept people at face value. It's the way life used to be, and it's very difficult to make them see things differently.
    Sorry for your aunts misfortune, Chattychappy.
    I came into this world with nothing and I've got most of it left.
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