(PRWEB UK) 27 January 2014
The article published in the Telegraph dated 13th Jan 2013: Pensioner loses £200,000 over 56 years to mail scams reports about a retired cleaner fell for fake promises of lottery wins - and over the years sent £200,000 to fraudsters. Sylvia Kneller paid that amount over 56 years to a range of fraudsters operating lottery-style scams. The scams worked mainly by promising recipients a big win. But in order to collect the prize, or make themselves eligible for the next draw, the recipients are asked to send money. The letters appear to be personally addressed - but in fact just make use of publicly available data.
Mrs. Kneller, who had a breakdown and divorce as a result of the repeated scams, told The Sun: "Some letters promised me good health if I sent off money. They really shouldn't do that to old people — it's just not right.
"I can honestly say I've never had one penny over all those years. But in your mind, if you're a believer, you believe it and that's it. It becomes like an addiction.
"I realize now what a mistake I made and want to warn others not to fall for these begging letters. I still get them now, but know not to send more money."
Private Detectives Cardiff (http://www.privatedetectives-cardiff.co.uk), as one the most sought-after private detective agencies in the UK, warns the citizens about potential frauds, urging them to be more careful about who to trust. There is a large numbers of fraudsters who prey on naïve and gullible people, offering lucrative payment and easy money, and in these tough economic times, people are more likely to respond to these scams. Fraudsters have gotten skillful at it as well, and there is a large number of people interested in our services, and also a long list of people who we’ve been able to help by providing our fraud investigations services. Private Detectives Cardiff have private detectives that are some of the most experienced investigators in the business, and over the course of years, they have dealt with numerous cases involving all types of fraudulent behavior. To enable private detectives to use all windows of time it is important to call an agency as soon as possible, so private detectives are able to use that time to conduct a proper investigation, and locate the scammers before it’s too late and the trail goes cold. Losing hard earned money is simply unacceptable in times like these, and Private Detectives Cardiff is extremely understanding of that fact, and that’s why offer these services to clients.
Private Detectives Cardiff chief investigator, Tommy Irwin, advises the people to be more careful, so they avoid finding themselves in a situation as described in the article.
Tommy said, “Scammers are more common than you might think, and more active in finding suitable targets which they use for their own financial gain.”
Private Detectives Cardiff can’t do much in the way of preventing that kind of behavior, but offer preventative measures and help clients in retrieving the money and finding the location of scammers, so they can be processed by authorities. Give Tommy a call on 0292 099 0136 or email him at t(dot)irwin(at)privatedetectives-cardiff(dot)co(dot)uk