An 83-year-old woman from Abergavenny was told she'd go to prison if she didn't pay her taxes in a cold hearted phone scan.
Gwent police say the pensioner was told she would go to prison "for years" because she hadn't paid her taxes. Believing she was talking to officers from HMRC tax office, the woman handed over £3000 in vouchers.
Police say the woman was left "distressed and upset" and is now being supported by their officers. They have heard similar reports about other residents receiving threatening phone calls of this nature.