Here's how to tell if somebody is bilking money from someone you love
By Staff Writer Martine Costello
October 13, 2000: 5:57 p.m. ET
NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Audrey Smith never suspected anything was wrong when she would call her 80-year-old aunt and the caregivers said she couldn't come to the phone. Some days, her aunt was "tired." Other days, her aunt was "sleeping."
Smith figured her aunt was mad at her, or didn't want to keep in touch any more. She felt hurt, so she eventually stopped calling.
It wasn't until Smith got a call from some state officials that she learned the truth. Her aunt -- the granddaughter of a former Kansas governor and a gifted musician who performed with a symphony -- had been the victim of a terrible scam.
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