Llandudno woman falls victim to telephone fraud scam and loses £10,000

A WOMAN has lost £10,000 after becoming a victim of a scam.

The woman, who lives in Gloddaeth Avenue in Llandudno, received a phone call from a person claiming to be from HSBC.

She allowed them access to her computer and as a result, lost the huge sum of money.

North Wales Police Community Safety Central tweeted on July 13: “They received a phone call from a person claiming to be from HSBC, they said there was an irregular transaction on their account.

“The resident allowed access to their computer and has sadly lost £10,000.”

North Wales Police had no further comment to make. 

For guidance about how to protect yourself against fraud, visit: www.hsbc.co.uk/help/security-centre/fraud-guide

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno