Over 55s dating online
In total, 16 applicants were conned out of £999,266.Locke was convicted of 23 counts of fraud by false representation and three of money laundering following trial. King, 54, was convicted of 14 counts of fraud by false representation, also after trial. A timetable was set out for Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings in relation to the recovery of funds from the defendants.
"Between September 2013 and April 2014 Locke obtained almost £1 million from various pension companies, which represented the ‘pension pots’ of the victims in this case.
A scammer persuades you on the phone to hand over your bank card to a courier or taxi driver and they often say they’re from your bank or the police.
They may ask you to give them your card and PIN, set up a ‘safe’ account, or buy expensive goods like watches or mobile devices and hand these over to them.
Listen to our recent audio interview about scams with Rowland Myers from Info Sound.
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