Posted by Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook on 03/27/2015

Shocking Mail Fraud and the Elderly

Britain’s police revealed some shocking photos of the extend of mail fraud that was uncovered investigating an 87 year old lost £90,000 after criminal gangs sent her endless fraudulent letters following the death of her husband

‘The scams usually involve the victims receiving letters and sometimes phone calls from overseas claiming that they have either won money and need to send a percentage of the “winnings” to claim their prize or that they should send money in with competition entries.

‘Sometimes the scams include fake charities and the sending out of catalogues offering cheaply made goods, cakes and biscuits at exorbitant prices.

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Sussex police’s PC Bernadette Lawrie surveys the huge amount of scam mail received by just one retiree

By Steve Gurney

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