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Nashville woman loses life savings in ‘intricate’ identity theft scam


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —“They didn’t miss a beat.”  

That’s how a Nashville woman describes her phone call conversations with scammers who claimed her identity was stolen. She is now warning others after she handed over her entire life savings.  

Rachel Smith documented it all after she received a phone call from someone who claimed to be an officer with border patrol in El Paso, Texas.

“She said there was a package seized that was coming from my name and address and inside it had documents and narcotics,” Smith said.

It was a case of identity theft. Well, that’s what she was told after she was contacted by someone who claimed they worked for the Office of Inspector General.

“Artificial intelligence is so scary now because they made online profiles for these people. Everything checked out,” Smith said.


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