The news is out: [Sixty people have been charged for their part in a massive telemarketing scam that bilked more than 150,000 vulnerable and elderly people out of $300 million, according to the Justice Department.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Minnesota said there were defendants from 14 states and two Canadian provinces and the charges made up the largest elder fraud scam in history.
U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald said the charges included conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, and violating the Senior Citizens Against Marketing Scams Act of 1994.
“Unfortunately, we live in a world where fraudsters are willing to take advantage of seniors, who are often trusting and polite. It’s my hope that this prosecution is a call for vigilance and caution,” MacDonald said in a statement.]
Fleecing the uneducated, the poor, children and elderly is the Hallmark of European culture.