Lottery scam Fylde pensioner's despair

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A Lancashire pensioner who was conned out of £7,000 by fraudsters over the phone is warning other elderly people to avoid her fate.

"Marjorie", 73, from the Fylde Coast was told in February she had won £210,000 in a contest by a man claiming to be from a US lottery organisation.

But she was told she would have to pay £7,000 taxes first.

The woman has spoken out in a bid to stop others falling victim to the scam.