The telephone fraudsters that just keep on taking


More victims of telephone fraudsters, who persuade the unwary to hand over their life savings, have come forward – one woman lost more than £100,000. It has also emerged that, in some rare cases, the banks have been refunding the money.

Last month Guardian Money highlighted how thousands of mostly older people had fallen victim to the so-called “courier fraud”, which starts with a phone call out of blue. Callers pretend to be phoning from the bank investigating a fraud – in some cases they say they are police officers – and have been successful in conning people out of big sums.

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