Man Unwittingly Targets Former FBI and CIA Director in Elderly Lottery Scam - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Feb 13, 2019

A man who preyed on the elderly with a lottery scam picked the wrong target for his most recent ruse — a former director of the FBI and the CIA, the Washington Post reports. William H. Webster, who also served as a federal district and appeals court judge, received a call from the man claiming that he won $72 million and a new Mercedes Benz in the Mega Millions lottery, but that Webster must pay $50,000 in taxes and fees to receive the money. The caller went on to describe intimate details of Webster’s life, except perhaps the most important part – his illustrious career in law enforcement. Webster was able to aid the FBI in a reverse sting operation, leading to the arrest and conviction of the credulous conman which netted him almost six years in prison.