Bogus trading standards officers con Northamptonshire man out of thousands of pounds

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A man from Northamptonshire has been duped into handing over thousands of pounds to doorstep criminals claiming to be trading standards officers.

The victim, who lives in the Towcester area, was told by the bogus officers that they had caught the people who had conned him out of thousands of pounds previously. They added that they had a cheque for him for £24,000.

They then said that they had realised that he was only due £18,000 so if he gave them £6,000 in cash they would hand the cheque over.


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