Wellington woman scammed out of $20,000

Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:46PM
Photo: NZ Herald

A Wellington woman says she feels sick after falling victim to a scam that's left her thousands of dollars out of pocket.

The 80-year-old told Heather du Plessis-Allan she received a call this week from a man posing as someone who worked for SPARK.

She says he told her a virus was in her computer and he needed passwords from online shopping sites she uses to fix it.

She says he took $20,000 from her and she's only been able to recover three-and-a-half-thousand.

"When you get to nearly 81, that is almost impossible to make up."

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