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The Fraudsters Didn’t Even Ask For Account Or Password Details

Victim of sophisticated banking con reveals how she was tricked into transferring £4,000 to scammers

Catherine Downey was duped into giving away £4000 by phone fraudsters.

Catherine Downey thought only the most vulnerable in society were targeted by phone thieves posing as a bank

Catherine Downey thought only the most vulnerable in society were targeted by phone thieves posing as a bank

The mother-of-three was victim to the ‘most sophisticated’ telephone scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. yet. The con woman who called her was already able to look inside her bank account.

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