Scams 'dupe millions in Britain'

Thursday, 5 January 2006, 5:16 PM EST

As many as five million people may have been lured into responding to con artists, according to new research. The consumers' magazine Which? says the most common successful fraud involves people dialling premium rate phone lines to claim non-existent prizes. Other cons involve prizes offered by letter or e-mail, adverts for home money-making schemes, bogus lottery winnings and clairvoyants.

At the BBC.

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