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Title: Elderly robocall scam victim committed suicide after 'fraudsters' stole life savings
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URL Source: https://www.foxbusiness.com/feature ... ctim-suicide-stole-life-saving
Published: Jul 17, 2019
Author: Fox
Post Date: 2019-07-17 20:36:50 by A K A Stone
Keywords: None
Views: 524
Comments: 5

he Senate Aging Committee Opens a New Window. heard testimony Wednesday from witnesses and government officials explaining the impact of criminals that are unseen – but heard – over phone lines.

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One of those people on the other line was Marjorie Jones, an 82-year-old woman who committed suicide after giving up her life's savings to phone scammers.

“They told her she had won a large cash prize, and all she had to do was pay the taxes and fees,” Angela Stancik, Jones’ granddaughter, explained to lawmakers.

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If bitcoin or other things like that caught on. Theives and scammers will have a field day preying on the old and taking their money and as you say making it untraceable.

A K A Stone  posted on  2019-07-17   20:37:36 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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But if the elderly had bitcoins in their bitcoin wallet, they couldn't be tricked into giving up their banking details.

So maybe the elderly would be less susceptible to crooks calling them on the phone, trying to get their banking information. With bitcoin, there is no bank. There is only the electronic ledger.

Tooconservative  posted on  2019-07-17 20:50:34 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: A K A Stone (#1)

A tragic case.

But obviously, this woman's funds were not protected with the current banking system, so whatever the moral of the story is, it's not that she would have been worse off with crypto.

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