South West Wales

Carmarthenshire elderly conned out of more than £360k

Elderly people in Carmarthenshire have been conned out of more than £360,000 through various scams recently.

A Burry Port man lost £50,000 to bogus lotteries and a man from Llanelli lost £75,000 of life savings in scams involving diamonds, fine wine and art.

In Ammanford, someone was duped out of £90,000 on substandard home improvements, and another lost £40,000 on overpriced vitamin supplements.

The council's trading standards team is warning people to be on their guard.

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