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Scam victim average age is 74 - National Trading Standards

Victims of scam mail have an average age of 74 and have typically lost more than £1,000, investigators have confirmed.

Teams of officers working for National Trading Standards identified 10,843 victims in the year to April.

The average loss was £1,184 - about £13m in total - but officers think hidden losses are much higher.

They identified nearly 200,000 potential victims on so-called "suckers lists" sold between con-artists.

Joe Lynam reports.

  • 12 Oct 2015
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