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In this April 12, 2012 photo, an 88-year-old retired Coast Guard officer, who declined to be identified for fear of being targeted for fraud again, sits in his home in Bothell, Washington.  A Jamaica-U.S. task force launched three years ago to stop a network of aggressive gangs who use fake lottery scams has failed to stop the con artists, who are now stealing an estimated $1 billion a year, largely from elderly Americans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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