Bank clears victim of fraud’s cheque, then drains her account

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A Toronto woman who was victim of a mail fraud scam has lost her savings. Eighty-two-year-old Leslie Milligan deposited a cheque with TD Bank that was then cleared. But as Sean O’Shea reports, the bank later said the cheque was bogus — and drained her savings.

In September, 2015, Milligan received a letter in the mail from a company claiming to be Publishers Clearing House, a direct market company that sells magazine subscriptions and other products. It’s also well known as a sweepstakes company with multi-million dollar payoffs.

Read the full article and video at Global News.