Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office says the senator was never involved in a deal to have a Utah businessman pay Reid to make a federal investigation disappear.
Elderly people are far more prone to being scammed due to brain changes that show they are more trustworthy and less wary of suspicious characters than their younger counterparts.
Pre-recorded telemarketing calls have become a large enough problem that the federal government is now offering $50,000 to anyone who can figure out a way to block them.
A stiff $2.5 million fine was handed down to a company that makes it profits collecting debt. The company is accused of being deceptive and trying to collect debts too old to collect.