103-year-old Welwyn Garden City man victim of £60,000 scam

PUBLISHED: 15:55 26 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:00 26 August 2015

Phone scammers target the old and vulnerable.

Phone scammers target the old and vulnerable.

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A WGC man has become Britain’s oldest known scam victim – aged 103.

Widower and dementia sufferer, Leslie Jubb, was scammed out of £60,000 over a ten-year period, after he was bombarded with mail claiming he could win large cash prizes if he ordered from their catalogues.

Mr Jubb’s case is not unique, as elderly people – particularly those living alone – are often targeted by ruthless scammers.

Richard Thake, cabinet member for community safety, said: “We urge our residents to contact our trading standards officers if you believe you or someone you know has been targeted.”

He added: “Remember, if it seems too good to be true – it probably is.”


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