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THE BEST YEARS: Seniors citizens snared by lies on the line

Published 11/02/2008, Grand Forks Herald

The phone rings, and Vivian steps toward it. The 90-year-old still walks with ease, but her living room is choked by clutter. Stacks of old papers, books and opened mail — heaps of it — force her through a narrow path to the grimy receiver. “Hello?” “Did you take the check down to the center yet?” asks a man with an odd accent. He has preyed on Vivian for months, dangling the promise of a huge lottery win. In recent years, he and others have stolen perhaps $125,000 from her.

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