Elderly Mablethorpe woman targeted in PPI scam

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A 75-year-old Mablethorpe woman with dementia has been targeted by PPI scammers claiming to represent the Ministry of 
Justice.

Mark Raddin told the Leader on Thursday (October 2) that his mother had been pestered by phone calls for two days, asking her to submit a payment of £200 at a local pay point in order to receive a £2,000 cheque in the post at a later date.

The caller said he was representing the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and gave a south-west London address.

Mr Raddin and his mother were visited by a local PSCO who offered reassurance and reported the matter to Action Fraud.

Action Fraud was set up to deal with these sorts of nationwide frauds because they operate all across the county and are difficult for local officers to investigate, as they are often not committed by offenders in the county.

A statement by Action Fraud said: “The MoJ would never contact consumers asking them for personal bank details, or request an up front payment by money transfer.

“The MoJ is warning consumers not to pass on personal or financial details to such callers.”