Scam artists con elderly couple out of life savings

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Scam artists con elderly couple out of life savings
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:49:15 »
he pensioners, aged 78 and 79, were duped into transferring two payments of £18,000 over the phone in what is understood to be the worst bogus caller case cops in Renfrewshire have investigated this year.


By the time the shell-shocked couple discovered they had been tricked out of their savings by cruel conmen, the money was gone.

Renfrewshire police last night warned families, and especially vulnerable older people, to be vigilant.

Inspector Cassie Glass, from Johnstone’s Community Policing team, said: “A couple, aged 78 and 79, received two calls from an unknown male claiming to be from their bank, the Clydesdale Bank.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/pensioners-stung-in-36k-scam-12281832 [nofollow]