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Meet Elizabeth; Fraud Victim
Posted by: FRAUD PROTECTION ()
Date: May 26, 2010 04:50PM

Meet Elizabeth; Fraud Victim
Elizabeth’s mother, just 65 years old, is in the early stages of dementia, living in Reston. She’s been receiving repeated phone calls telling her she’s won the lottery or that a relative was traveling out of the country and needed help. Unbeknownst to Elizabeth, her mother wired in excess of over $45,000.00 to various locations across the U.S. and Canada over the past few weeks. Additionally, someone used her mother’s credit card numbers and identity to open online accounts. Other than helping Elizabeth shut down her mother’s accounts, there is little police can do to heal the financial wounds are increasingly being inflicted on people like Elizabeth’s mother.

Media are invited to meet **Elizabeth, and detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department financial crimes unit, to learn about the popular scams underway in Fairfax County. Many of these illegal tactics involve Craig’s List, Facebook and the internet and have become increasingly sophisticated. So far in 2010, Fairfax residents have lost over $200,000.00 to financial fraudsters. Learn more about these dupes, scams and what people can do to prevent being victimized.

Where: Massey Building, A Level, 4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, 22030

When: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11 a.m.

What: Lessons learned/prevention strategies on today’s financial fraud

Contact: Lucy Caldwell, 703-246-3271

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Re: Meet Elizabeth; Fraud Victim
Posted by: Johnny Walker ()
Date: May 26, 2010 04:57PM

Sounds to me like Elizabeth's mother is the fraud victim.

Hey, Elizabeth, it's not always about you.

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Re: Meet Elizabeth; Fraud Victim
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: May 26, 2010 05:33PM

Sounds like someone in Nigeria is $45,000 richer today.

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Re: Meet Elizabeth; Fraud Victim
Posted by: The Banks ()
Date: May 26, 2010 05:42PM

Banks could get more involved. Whoever the victim was, as Johnny pointed out, not Elizabeth, you can't just "wire money" from the living room. You would think a few simple questions would work.

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Re: Meet Elizabeth; Fraud Victim
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: May 26, 2010 07:00PM

you can wire money from the bathroom

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Re: Meet Elizabeth; Fraud Victim
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: May 26, 2010 07:06PM

FRAUD PROTECTION Wrote:
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> She’s been receiving repeated phone calls
> telling her she’s won the lottery or that a
> relative was traveling out of the country and
> needed help.


It sounds like an FCPD outstanding warrant sting.

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