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Wed May 15, 2019, 04:44 AM

Second Defendant Pleads Guilty in Multimillion Dollar Prize Promotion Scam Affecting Elderly Victims

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/second-defendant-pleads-guilty-multimillion-dollar-prize-promotion-scam-affecting-elderly

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Second Defendant Pleads Guilty in Multimillion Dollar Prize Promotion Scam Affecting Elderly Victims

A second defendant charged with operating a multimillion mass-mailing fraud scheme pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 14, in federal court on Long Island, the Department of Justice announced.

Shaun Sullivan, 37, of Merrick, New York, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for sending prize-promotion mailings that led recipients, many of whom were elderly and vulnerable, to believe that they could claim a large cash prize in exchange for a modest fee. This was false; victims who submitted fees, which in total exceeded $30 million, did not receive large sums of money.

Sullivan worked with others, including Tully Lovisa of Huntington Station, New York, who operated the prize-promotion mailing scheme in violation of court orders that resulted from a lawsuit against him by the Federal Trade Commission. Lovisa pleaded guilty in October 2018.
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Tuesday’s plea took place before United States District Judge Joanna Seybert. When sentenced, Sullivan faces up to 20 years in prison, forfeiture, and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss from the offense.
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Wed May 15, 2019, 05:39 AM

1. The woman who had my landline number was a victim of one of these scams.. I believe anyway

Shortly after we moved and obtained the number I started receiving calls for her constantly from the same person always from a different number but always with a Jamaica 876 area code . I eventually just blocked all numbers from 876 and that solved the problem for the most part. I received a call for her from a different person again yesterday, still a scam.

I looked up her name and she is 92. It is absolutely infuriating that people prey on the elderly

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Wed May 15, 2019, 12:32 PM

2. I get crap like that all the time.

In the mail, on the phone, in my e-mail. Just send me $200 and you could win $10 mil. You have won an all expense paid cruise to the Caribbean, just give us a credit card number or bank account number. I'm your long lost nephew, send me $3,000 to get back to the US. This is the IRS and you need to send me $2,000 to prevent a judgment against you. And on and on it goes. It never stops. It's like they are waiting for me to make a mistake and steal my savings.

Is this really the kind of economy we want? Where we are nothing but prey for cons and dons?

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