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September 3, 2015
An elderly man with dementia has information sold many times over and has money extracted from him by charities from around the world.
"New shame of the charities: Widower's details were passed on 200 times leading him to lose £35,000 and get 731 demands for cash
- "Former Army colonel Samuel Rae was contacted by 12 scam firms after his details were passed on up to 200 times
- "Catalogue scammers tricked 87-year-old, who has dementia, into thinking he had to buy products to win prize cash
- "Charities also bombarded Mr Rae for up to five years after he asked them to stop, some asking for money 38 times
- "His son Chris demanded a crackdown and said charities who passed the data on were ‘as bad as the scammers’'--Daily Mail Investigative Unit, the Daily Mail