Unfortunately, a well-organized group took my mom for several thousand dollars. Got her to wire, two times today, money to a name in the Dominican Republic. Needless to say I am fuming. What I'd like to know is there any recourse? Here's more fuel for the fire. Late this afternoon the police were notified of the finally-realized scam. Sure enough the person called back for a third time. My mom mouths to the present officer that yes this is the same person on the phone. The police officer takes the phone and promptly discloses who they are, at which point the caller says no no, they were just calling for a "survey". Dumbest---cop---ever!
She received a call from someone who knew how to push the right buttons...posed as a nephew in dire need of funds...in an accident...in jail yada yada. Red flags were raining all over the place but apparently my mom being the soft-hearted loving grandma did her all and then some for her "nephew" without pondering to think level-headed for a second. Ugh! Good thing I don't own a gun, nor know where these people are right now.