Three people have been charged with mail and wire fraud and conspiracy after running a sweepstakes scam specifically targeted at the elderly.
There are a lot of vulnerable elderly people in America, and they are favorite targets of scammers. One popular trick: the "grandparent scam," where fraudsters dial numbers and pose as grandkids who've stumbled into trouble and need money wired, right away. It's pretty loathsome!
A 75-year-old Syrian woman has been sentenced by a Saudi Arabian court to 40 lashes, four months in prison, and deportation for having two unrelated men in her house.