As online fraudsters run amok, U.S. response is lagging

Posted on AllSides November 27th, 2023
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It was a bank teller who first noticed something was wrong, recalls Ken Westbrook, a retired federal employee. His 86-year-old mother had been to her bank to pick up the latest in a series of cashier's checks she was sending to online fraudsters who had convinced her on telephone calls from overseas that her account was at risk from hackers, and that she must move her retirement savings to keep them safe.

"The teller must have realized something was going on and she told my mother to talk with someone,...

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