Their View: New bill aims to put a stop to scams targeting seniors
For Duluth resident Peggy Hiestand-Harri, it all started when her mother received repeated phone calls promising a Mercedes Benz that would be shipped to her if she would first wire money to Jamaica. Over time these criminals were able to learn more about her mother’s assets and convinced her to max out multiple credit cards.
In the end, Peggy’s mother was robbed out of $47,000 and left with little chance to bring these crooks to justice or get her money back.
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