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Fraudsters con 80-year-old out of £45,000 life savings

Doreen Kent, 80, was conned out of £45,000 in an online scam. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pensioner from Cambridgeshire says she's had the worst Christmas ever after fraudsters conned her out of her life savings.

80-year-old Doreen Kent and her daughter had £45,000 stolen from their bank accounts after thieves used a text messaging scam to trick them into handing over their personal details.

The money was in an account Mrs Kent shared with her daughter Angela. Posing as fraud officers from her bank, the hackers sent her a text message.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy



Mystery lotto winner comes forward more than month after £24 million draw

he mystery ticket holder took more than a month to come forward. Credit: ITV Anglia.

An £8 million lottery prize has been claimed by a ticket holder in Colchester.

The mystery ticket holder took more than a month to come forward to claim the prize having matched their numbers on September 14.

“We’re delighted that the winner of this amazing prize has now come forward and we hope that they will enjoy their win.It would have been awful if the ticket-holder had missed out on this substantial and life-changing amount of money.

"We would like to remind all National Lottery players to check their tickets every time they play.”

– Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery

The £8,168,679 came from matching five balls and the bonus ball. The total pot - over £24 million - was split between three winners.

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