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Helen Skelton: Bank phone scam cost me £70,000

HELEN SKELTON has told how a phone scam cost her £70,000.

The BBC Countryfile presenter (pictured), 36, lost her lifetime’s savings after she answered a ‘few questions’ from someone she thought was from her bank.

The mum-of-two told TV’s Lorraine Kelly: ‘I got phoned up and told something dodgy had been going on with my account. A week later £70,000, all my savings, had gone. And it was just a few questions over the phone.’ Former Blue Peter star Skelton is currently making a programme for ITV about the dangers of scamming.

She said it would be ‘naive’ to think victims were all ‘little old ladies who don’t understand the internet’, adding: ‘It happens every day of the week.’