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UK scammers arrested after targeting Island pensioner

Northampton Police intercept cash sent by 76-year-old

Four people have been arrested after a pensioner from the Isle of Man was duped into sending money to scammers in Northampton.

The 76-year-old was targeted by people claiming to be from her bank, on October 12, who asked her to send a package of money.

She did so but then alerted police here who worked with officers from Northampton Police's Economic Crime Unit.

They intercepted the money, at an address in Far Cotton, and managed to return it to the victim. 

Two women, aged 19 and 25, and two men, aged 27 and 30, were arrested and have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Inspector Gavin Callow says thankfully the story had a positive ending:

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