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81-year-old woman spends $25,000 on breast enlargement pills in six months

By Mason White 11:28 AM December 25, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
An elderly woman was found in possession of thousands of dollars worth of breast enlargement pills.

The 81-year-old woman, who is a retired teacher, was identified as Mrs. Wang. She lives alone in Shaanxi, China.

Wang lived comfortably by using her retirement income. However, when she recently began borrowing money from relatives on numerous occasions, her daughter, Ms. Feng, began to investigate.

Feng found that her mother has been spending all her money on health products, which was recommended to her by a friendly telemarketer.

The telemarketer took the time to shower the elderly woman with affection, and he kept her company on the phone while she was lonely.

Ms. Wang began to enjoy the attention from the telemarketer and she bought all the health products recommended to her.

Within six months, the elderly woman was conned into spending about $25,000 on products, which included many breast enlargement pills and other products that are unfit for use for the elderly or ones that don’t meet health standards.

Feng filed a complaint with the Consumer Complaints Center. An investigation was opened into the matter. Police said that the woman’s 15 square meter apartment was filled with boxes of health supplements. It was stacked like a small mountain, most of which were still sealed.

Cang Hongjie, the Director of the Complaints Center, said investigators concluded that Wang did not intend to use the products she was persuaded to buy.

After police managed to track down and contact the telemarketing company, they finally agreed to take back all unopened products and they reimburse Mrs. Wang a total of $17,804.