Woman's addiction to scam mail cost her £200,000

A 76-year-old woman paid out more than £200,000 after becoming addicted to scam mails for 56 years.

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Pensioner lost more than £200,000 through scam letters

A pensioner has told ITV Meridian how she spent more than two hundred thousands pounds on postal scams - one of the worst cases Trading Standards has ever seen.

Seventy-six year-old Sylvia Kneller, from Farnham in Surrey was bombarded by letters promising prizes. She responded because they were written directly to her - and she thought they were genuine. But the only intention was to rip her off. Andrew Pate reports.


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