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Pensioner conned out of £11,000 by 'Tax Office' fraudster

A pensioner has spoken of her horror after realising she'd been scammed by fraudsters pretending to be from the Tax Office.

Jane Ripley from Brighton was targeted by criminals over three consecutive days, causing her to empty her current account and to borrow thousands more from a friend.

Her story comes as HMRC - Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs - said it has received a staggering 60,000 reports of phone scams in the last six months.

Andy Dickenson reports on this shocking story. His report is followed by advice from Sussex Police on how to protect yourself from falling victim to financial scams.