The myths you need to ignore to avoid being fleeced by the scammers
Joan Adams is telling me how she was scammed out of her life savings when suddenly the phone line goes silent.
After a few seconds, the 71-year-old from Kent explains in a whisper: ‘Sorry, I think my daughter has just walked in from the garden. I haven’t told her about the scam. I’m too ashamed and she would think I was such a fool to fall for it.’
The financial havoc that fraudsters wreak on their victims’ lives is well documented. More than £1.2billion was stolen from victims last year alone. Many of them face life-changing losses.
Financial fraud: More than £1.2billion was stolen from victims last year alone
But it is only by…