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Echo Press Editorial: Be on lookout for wire fraud

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It happens all too often: An elderly person is bilked out of money by a slick, persuasive or pushy con artist.

The victims are led to believe they are doing the right thing: helping a relative out of a jam, supporting a good cause, getting a prize or fulfilling a legal obligation. But the money, sadly, does nothing except line the pockets of the crooks who made the phony phone calls, e-mails or letters.

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