A Waimate pensioner has lost most of her life savings after believing scammers who promised her a reward.
The woman, who declined to give her name, said on Monday she could not bear to tell anyone she knew how she lost over $27,000.
“I feel like such a fool.”
Scammers called her on August 21 at dinner time, purporting to offer a refund from the Inland Revenue Department for consistently paying tax on time.
“They said: ‘The Government is going to reward you’.”
That’s the point at which you should figure out it is a scam!