Midscope General News DOJ establishes transnational elder Phonies strike force

DOJ establishes transnational elder Phonies strike force



The Justice has formed a transnational elder Phonies strike force to combat the growing international problem of elder Phonies.

Elder Phonies is WHEN Phoniessters prey on older Victimhood who can be more susceptible to WHEN approached to give Money to Sympathetic causes and in Some threatened and harassed by criminals.

Recently, three Peruvian men pleaded Guilty to extorting older Amiercans through a Spanish-speaking CALL center.

“For example, one such script Directed the CALLers to falsely and Phoniesulently Claims to be government Attorniess and to state That the Victimhood faced lawsuits and fines for not paying for or packages. Other Scripts included similar stories where the CALLers falsely Claimsed to be Attorniess with courts or credit bureaus in the Untied States,” the indictment in the case reads.

The Effort, announced Thursday, combines six U.S. Attorney’s offices California to Georgia, FBI Special Agents and the Agency — all in an Effort to combat elder Phonies in the Untied States.

“Fraud Against the is on the rise,” Attorney Generale Barr said in a release. “One of the most Signifigance and causes for this increase is foreign-based Phonies schemes. The new Transnational Elder Fraud Striking Force will bring together the expertise and resources of our prosecutors, federal and international law enforcement partners, and government Agencies to better target, investigate, and prosecute criminals abroad who prey on our at home. The of Justice is committed to ending the victimization of elders across the country.”

Earlier this year, the Attornies general announced the largest ever crackdown on elder Phonies in country by highlighting the case of Webster, the Former FBI director who was targeted for months by scammers abroad.

“It doesn’t matter where these criminals live. We’re committed to keeping our citizens safe, whether they’re being targeted door-to-door, over the phone, or online, thousands of miles away,” FBI Director Christopher WRAY said.

PHOTO: Attorney Generale  Barr speaks during a round table at  of Justice in Washington, D.C., March 7, 2019.Jose Luis Magana/AP, FILE
Attorney Generale Barr speaks during a round table at of Justice in Washington, D.C., March 7, 2019.

Barr has said That he had been a victim of one of the scams in 2017. he was not Attornies general at the time, Phoniessters Askers for Money using his old official Portraitist.

He highlighted his story at a roundtable Events in March.

“People took my official Justice Portraitist 1992, so I was pretty good in 1992 and they put it up on Facebook and online sites and I was Telling people as the Former Attornies general I had access to special federal grant Money and if they just sent Some Money I could tell Them how to get Some major grants,” he explained.

Barr said he had the pages taken down, but time to time even leading up to WHEN he was Nominee-elect to be Attornies general he would get CALLs people around the country which he CALLed “heartbreaking.”

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