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Old 22nd March 2019, 11:50   #1
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Angry T.V. Fraud program.

Anyone watched this program last night. I was surprised about how lenient the sentences were. While the majority of these frauds and scams are aimed at the older generation, as part of that generation i watch a lot of daytime television,where we are inundated with adverts with funeral costs and money saving schemes from banks and building societies.But i have yet to see an advert that gives advice to the elderly to be aware of these scams and how to avoid them. I feel that these companies and the government are showing a lack of concern about making the elderly aware.
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Old 22nd March 2019, 19:07   #2
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Totally agree with you there John!
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Old 22nd March 2019, 21:15   #3
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Luckily. I'm getting older,more cynical and distrusting every day. 😂😂
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Old 22nd March 2019, 21:50   #4
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It is not just the elderly who fall for scams, everyone does, which is what makes it worth their while.
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Which brings us back to the deterrent/punishment value of our current Police/judicial/penal system......

Something needs to change.

How about the minimum fine for a scam fraud is 100X the value of the scam?

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Luckily. I'm getting older,more cynical and distrusting every day. 😂😂
Exactly the way to be! I am always amazed at how trusting people who get scammed are.

An excellent website to check out is the FCA site that posts up info on scams old and new.
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Which brings us back to the deterrent/punishment value of our current Police/judicial/penal system......

Something needs to change.

How about the minimum fine for a scam fraud is 100X the value of the scam?

Andy.

But, surely, that would bankrupt many in power!
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But, surely, that would bankrupt many in power!

Good.

That would give opportunities for people who are honest, trustworthy and have integrity.

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Just sent an e-mail to the letters page of the Daily Mail with regard of the thread subject. When i went back to my in box there was an e-mail from the United States finance department,letting me know i am entitled to 1.5 million dollars. Should of told them to put it into Trumps wall fund.
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