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Lincolnshire Trading Standards and police save mail scam victims more than £900,000




County Trading Standards and police have saved possible victims of mail scams more than £900,000 in the last four years.

Coun Barry Young, executive councillor for community safety, said: "Since the project began in 2015 the service has been notified of 2,422 potential victims of these criminals.

"In partnership with local neighbourhood policing teams we have carried out 1,266 visits offering advice and support to those targeted.

Police and Trading Standards work together to fight mail scams
Police and Trading Standards work together to fight mail scams

"Through these interventions we estimate that those visited have saved almost £930,800 that could have found its way into the pockets of the criminal networks behind the scam mail."

He said a new scams intervention and prevention officer will work with the police as part of the Safer Together Partnership, a timely appointment as the National Trading Standards has identified a further 1,000 potential victims in Lincolnshire.

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