Con Artist All Over The World!

Hello,

This happens all the time in America it is not something that Elderly People anywhere in the world should have to deal with.
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Moscow pensioner loses life savings in investment scam!

30/04/2008 12:49 MOSCOW, April 30 (RIA Novosti) – An 86-year-old Moscow woman was swindled out of $20,000 by two women who promised to invest the money in high interest government-bonds, a police source said Wednesday.

The two swindlers, who pretended to be social workers, visited the elderly woman’s apartment Monday and persuaded the pensioner to hand over her life savings. With prices continuing to rise in Russia many pensioners struggle to afford basic goods on the average monthly pension of $150.

The elderly often fall victim to scams in the guise of social programs, including offers of cheap household appliances and other goods or the exchange of old bank notes for new ones, allegedly introduced as a result of some ‘fictitious’ money reform or re denomination.

In December 2007, a large pharmaceutical scam was exposed in Russia. Conmen persuaded Russian pensioners to buy a highly-effective anti-arthritis drug for ‘a mere’ 22,000 rubles ($930). The tablets turned out to be nothing more than vitamin pills.
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My wife had an article about her Uncle and someone trying to swindle his money.

Link: http://kylekeeton.com/2008/02/svet-sunday-how-they-tried-to-con-my.html

Kyle & Svet

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Russian Visa: It Is Nice What Politicians Can Do When They Want Too!

Hello,

If you are British and a Soccer Fan you got it made. You still need a visa but it has become easy to get. The excerpt from the article: British fans require visas for Moscow Champions League final!
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However, fans holding valid tickets will not be required to go through the standard process of obtaining a visa invitation.

“Visas will be issued by the Russian Embassy in London on the production of a valid passport, completed application form and a copy of the match ticket,” the ministry said.

Mayor Yury Luzhkov said on Tuesday that fans would only need their passports and tickets to pass Russian border control.
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The reports in Moscow make it clear that this is one big event & all Hotels are reserved. One good thing about Moscow, people rent flat rooms all the time. Looks like a good time for Muscovites to make a little extra money.

Kyle & Svet

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