Driven to death by phone scammers

Number 27568
Subject scams
Source CNN
State
Year 2015
Publication Date October 7, 2015
Summary It started with a call from Jamaica and ended in a suicide in a Tennessee basement. In between, Albert Poland Jr. had sent tens of thousands of dollars to the man on the phone promising millions. At 81 and suffering from dementia, Poland had fallen victim to a lottery scam that costs thousands of Americans an estimated $300 million annually -- and has turned deadly in both countries.
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Keywords suicide; spammers; phone; lottery
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