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Mum’s husband has given £300,000 to scammers. How do we protect her? | Money

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Mum’s husband has given £300,000 to scammers. How do we protect her? | Money

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My Mum’s husband, let’s call him John, is being scammed. It’s been going on for about ten years but we — my family, John’s friends, his bank, Action Fraud and the police — have not been able to get him to see it’s a scam.

He has sent the scammers all his money, about £100,000 that he inherited plus tens of thousands that he has borrowed. Mum has given John all her money and savings worth about £300,000, which he has also sent to the scammers.

We thought it had died off as neither Mum nor John, who are both in their eighties, had any money left. But we have just discovered that a few years ago John persuaded Mum to get an overdraft and

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