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Conman preying on seniors

CARLOS ATWELL, carlosatwell@nationnews.com

Added 13 December 2018

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Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde (FILE)

The elderly are being warned to be on their guard against a well-dressed swindler prowling a St Michael district.

Flagstaff, St Michael residents are on alert for a middle-aged man targeting mostly elderly people and tricking them into giving him money.

The man convinces them he is either a relative or a friend of a relative and needs a loan for various reasons before disappearing with the cash.

It appears he asked around the neighbourhood for information on his next victim before striking.

The police have been notified about the scam, and Minister of Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde has condemned it. (CA)

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