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Forde: Beware of con artists


TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Forde: Beware of con artists

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Caretakers are again being asked to guard against roving con artists swindling Barbadians out of their money.

Minister of People Empowerment and Elderly Affairs Cynthia Forde gave this advice yesterday after learning that another elderly woman was almost duped into giving a man hundreds of dollars.

The newest case was brought to light earlier this week when a concerned son released a voice note via WhatsApp sharing his mother’s run-in with the culprit.

In the recording, the agitated man said his mother, who is in her 90s was at home with a caretaker, who, though suspicious, allowed the deceiver inside after he convinced them he knew her relatives.

“I was happy when I heard that the caregiver was such a rambunctious person and she was able to stymie what could have become a robbery or some kind of duping by that man. (TG)    

 

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