In front of me in the Post Office an elderly gent asking to pay £1000 to China. He was only allowed to pay £300 said the cashier. His phone rang on loudspeaker and I heard every word. A very irate person asking if he'd paid the money yet. he explained that he was only allowed to pay £300. "Well pay that now and 300 tomorrow and the next days" (an african sounding accent?)
I intervened and asked the man did he know the person he was paying and he became irate, said it was a friend, further questioning, then a business partner, then TalkTalk who had apparently paid £1000 in to his account and he had to pay it back today. His mobile rang 4 times with the same person checking what he was doing.
I and the post office staff and a young woman who works in a bank all tried to reason with him and explain it was a scam but he just got very angry.
The staff agreed they should ring the police and the man left saying he would go to the bank.
I can't believe people are still falling for these scams. I'm so angry on their behalf!
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