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I was scammed - Ruth Webster

Features | By Ruth Webster

Ruth Webster, a single oldie living alone, was an ideal target for conmen who scammed her out of £30,000

Have you been scammed? I have. It knocked the stuffing out of me, mentally and physically. I’ve never experienced such a living nightmare before. Don’t think I am exaggerating. And please don’t think, ‘This will never happen to me.’ It is happening all over, all the time – as much a pandemic as COVID. It has been cold comfort to discover how many other victims there are out there – sensible, professional, responsible people – who have been conned as I was, losing, with their self-respect, considerable sums of money. ...

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