CBC Go Public investigation helps victim Gulshan Ladhani recover from an extortion scam

CBC Go Public investigation helps victim Gulshan Ladhani recover from an extortion scamA cautionary tale as a senior gets tangled in extortion scam

International scam artists took less than a month to shake down 78-year-old Gulshan Ladhani for more than $50,000.

The Toronto senior gave them everything she had, then in desperation, scrambled to borrow money from three different banks after the threats against her family kept coming.

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But after losing all that cash, Ladhani found herself facing a whole other threat: legal action from those same banks demanding repayment, plus interest and fees.

“Where I get the money to pay them?” said Ladhani, who is originally from Uganda.

“I don’t have any money. I don’t work. I’m a senior, an old lady.”

After inquiries by Go Public, one bank has dropped a lawsuit against Ladhani and two others have offered to help.

Click here to read more of this story: ‘Can’t get blood from a stone’: Banks go after senior caught in extortion scam – Toronto – CBC News

 

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