Scammers targeted 'most vulnerable'

"The offences we are looking at basically amount to the financial abuse of the most vulnerable members of our society. The evidence would suggest that these vulnerable people have been groomed and then preyed upon by a group whose sole intention appears to be to line their own pockets.”

– Assistant Chief Constable Gary Beautridge, Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate

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Elderly scam gang arrests

Police executing warrants as part of a major investigation into the defrauding of the elderly in Essex have made 16 arrests.