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Widow Is Victim of Overseas Money Wire Scam

Should banks have protected 89-year-old from losing more than $750,000?

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Marjorie Shamgochian, an 89-year-old widow, lived alone in Turlock, Calif. In May 2010, she received a notice that she had won a multimillion-dollar lottery in England. She had been entered, the letter said, because her deceased husband was born there. … Back to Article

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