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On answering the call a man with a foreign sounding accent has introduced himself as a doctor from the Friarage Hospital stating that his wife had been in a car accident and required emergency surgery.
Rogue traders specifically target vulnerable and elderly people, who on occasions can be talked into accepting work on their properties
London based actress has given an account of how the fraud occurred, in the hope that other people who get similar phone calls will know to be suspicious.
The bank told the victim they cannot refund the money, because “she explicitly authorised the payment from her account”.
A Gmail quirk could open up users who have a dot in their email address to phishing attacks.
Police have revealed an elderly man from North Wales lost nearly £300,000 of his life-savings after being targeted by “cruel” scammers.
Royal Navy veteran is told his wife needed life-saving surgery by fake doctor who used her mobile number to demand £300
No, it’s a WhatsApp scam – too good to be true!
Cumbria Police have launched a campaign to raise awareness of telephone scams as one victim’s family shares their story and urges people to safeguard the finances of their elderly relatives.
A man who tried conning an 82-year-old out of hundreds of pounds with a bogus VAT bill has been jailed after his image was caught on CCTV installed by the tech-savvy pensioner.
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