TD drops $19K lawsuit, BMO and RBC offer help after Go Public inquire
By Rosa Marchitelli, CBC News Posted: Jan 30, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 30, 2017 5:00 AM ET
International scam artists took less than a month to shake down 78-year-old Gulshan Ladhani for more than $50,000.
The Toronto senior gave them everything she had, then in desperation, scrambled to borrow money from three different banks after the threats against her family kept coming.
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But after losing all that cash, Ladhani found herself facing a whole other threat: legal action from those same banks demanding repayment, plus interest and fees.
"Where I get the money to pay them?" said Ladhani, who is originally from Uganda.
"I don't have any money. I don't work. I'm a senior, an old lady."
After inquiries by Go Public, one bank has dropped a lawsuit against Ladhani and two others have offered to help.
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