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."