Elderly people are being warned about cold callers claiming their gas boilers need replacing after a Mansfield woman was duped out of £200. The woman, who did not want to be named, had the cash taken out of her account by Kwik Fix Plumbing Ltd, after she gave her bank details over the phone. She thought the call had come from British Gas.
She said: “I thought when I put the phone down the alarm bells rang, I can’t believe I trusted them.
“I just hope nobody else falls for it and gives them their bank details.
“It can’t be just me who has been conned by this.” The Croydon-based company was fined £90,000 last month for harassing elderly people.