Hampshire pensioner is victim of world-wide cold caller scam

A woman from Hampshire was scammed out of a six-figure sum over a period of two-and-a-half years by a series of cold callers.

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Woman conned out of £175,000 in world-wide scam

She parted with £175,000 pounds of life savings with the promise of a safe investment. But tonight a pensioner from Winchester says she's ashamed to show her face after becoming one of hundreds of victims of an international phone scam.

The con artists tricked people into buying £15 million worth of fake shares - providing themselves with a luxury lifestyle of fast cars, designer watches and multi-million pound properties.

More than 100 suspected fraudsters are now being held by police who believe at least 850 victims were targeted. But as Sarah Cooper reports, police think that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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