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'I lost my life savings in email scam'

A woman has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme how she was conned out of her life savings by scammers who sent her a 'phishing' email.

Vivian Gabb was in the final stages of buying a house when criminals hacked her email account and sent a message, purportedly from her solicitor, asking for nearly £50,000 to be paid into their account.

Tony Neate from internet safety advice website Get Safe Online advised people to protect themselves by regularly changing passwords and checking account details by transferring small amounts first.

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