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NCJ Number: 209083 Find in a Library
Title: Delivering Justice Dialing For Dollars: A High Noon Bullet (DVD)
Corporate Author: US Postal Inspection Service
United States of America
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: US Postal Inspection Service
Washington, DC 20260
Sale Source: US Postal Inspection Service
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260
United States of America
Publisher: http://www.usps.com/postalinspectors 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This film tells the story of telemarketing investment fraud and the lives that are impacted by criminals of fraud.
Abstract: Telemarketing fraud costs Americans millions of dollars every year. Phony investment opportunities typically seize older Americans as the prime targets. This film, produced by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, depicts a telemarketing investment scam targeting older citizens through mailings, enticing seniors to invest their savings and retirement monies in a fraudulent investment venture. The film displays the pressure tactics used on elderly victims to lure them into turning their life savings over to fraudulent companies not registered with the Security and Exchange Commission. Helpful tips are presented to assist individuals, especially older Americans in protecting themselves from investment scams received through the mail; some of these tips include: never give cash upfront, ask that all information on the investment be provided in writing, and check the firm or organization out through the SEC before following through.
Main Term(s): Fraud
Index Term(s): Elderly victims; Older Adults (50+); Postal crimes; Retirement and pensions; Securities/Investment Fraud
Note: DVD 30 minutes.
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