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Jerusalem Life

| Israeli telemarketers scam the elderly to the tune of millions of dollars a year, report finds

Zev Stub    
Wednesday, 08 January 2:45 PM
"The companies use databases of older people, many of whom live alone. The companies approach them by phone, obtain their credit card number by one pretext or another, like ‘you’ll get a gift’ or ‘you’re a member of the club.’ Then they send products to the person’s address that they never ordered and charge it to their credit cards.”

That’s how Kahol Lavan MK Meirav Cohen, head of the nonprofit organization Headquarters for the War Against Extorting the Elderly, described telemarketing scams aimed at older Israelis.

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