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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help a pensioner scammed by a Fraud Team' - she is now penniless

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If you are rung up by the police or the Fraud Squad you assume that they are there to protect you but yesterday this was not the case for a Surlingham pensioner!

The pensioner was rung up yesterday by the Nat West Fraud Team asking her if I she had transferred money from her savings account of £4,000 in Edinburgh that morning. As she had been at home she said ‘No’ she was then told that this anomaly had been picked up by ‘the team’.

Having got her to feel grateful to ‘The Team’ for picking this up so quickly she followed their advice to amend the situation! She was asked to use her bank card reader to reset the account. She gave out no passcodes and felt that she was safe and her money would be returned.

She was sent an email from Nat West thanking her for re setting her account and giving her a code to put in when she next logged in. She was told that all of her money was safely back in both savings accounts and the account could now not be used by anyone but herself and a new Visa card would be in the post.

However, when she went on line later that evening she found that all of her accounts had been cleared, savings and current accounts. On speaking to the bank they had no record of anyone ringing her and a further 2 hours in a local bank proved that as she was at fault in not keeping her accounts safe through using the card reader and giving ‘The Team’ information which allowed them to empty her accounts.

It is therefore unlikely that she will get any money back. She is now penniless.

As she says

‘how the hell can you actually trust anyone on the phone anymore. Now I’m broke and desperately upset to say the least and wondering why people have to do this in the world we live in. So people out there please be careful and not like me who has lost everything and now wondering how I’m going to live with it.’"

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  • Anonymous


    Jul 31, 2018

    Helping a local - Good luck!! xxx


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    Jul 24, 2018

    Hope you soon get all the money you need, Cynthia. I know God will look after you, and am praying that the shock and bad feelings will go away and be replaced by acceptance and forgiveness.

  • Maggie


    Jul 23, 2018

    So sorry to hear about what happened to the pensioner. She must feel devastated. Hope you reach your goal.


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    Jul 22, 2018


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