|Kent resident was contacted by scammer impersonating their cousin.
⛔ A scammer approached Kent resident pretending to be her cousin. They said she could claim grants specifically designed for elderly, sick, and disabled individuals in need. The scammer said she had successfully applied for such a grant and received £100,000. The resident was then connected with a representative in the United Kingdom.
The resident was asked to provide personal information about her children, including their dates of birth, type of disability, address, phone number, and their weekly income. The scammer assured her that she was eligible for a total of £100,000 and that the money would be delivered via Fed Ex the following day. However, the scammer requested a payment of £400 to cover administrative costs and as a delivery fee.
🚨 This is a scam.
It is crucial to spread awareness about this scam in order to protect friends and family falling victim to such fraudulent schemes.
For advice and to report contact Citizens Advice on consumer helpline 0808 223 1133 or report to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.