Vulnerable pensioner, 74, gets 300 scam letters in post

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A VULNERABLE pensioner was targeted by callous conmen with 100 scam letters a month.

The 75-year-old woman lost almost £1,000 of her life savings by paying for overpriced goods after being promised thousands of pounds in luxury prizes.

A Hartlepool trading standards officer described the scam as one of the worst cases he had come across in town.

In one case, the woman paid £11 for a small bag of candied dates and £25 for two bottles of multi-vitamins that cost just a couple of pounds on the high street.

Read the full story in Wednesday’s Mail