May 2017

How a Phony Online Boyfriend Scammed a 75-Year-Old Widow Out of $1 Million

The call came the day before Thanksgiving 2015.In between prepping the turkey and picking up last-minute necessities for the annual family feast—the first without her husband of almost 50 years—a widow in upstate New York, picked up the phone. On the other end was a fraud analyst for TD Bank.