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Actress And BBC Host Helen Skelton Lost £70,000 Worth Of Life Savings After Fake Bank Call
Published Fri Sep 06 2019 By
Helen Skelton Is On The Way To Help Others After Losing £70,000 On A Scam
Former Blue Peter Presenter Skelton is devasted for losing her life savings.
The 36-year-old Television presenter was taking care of her two children Louis and Erin when she received the call.
She revealed that she was too naive to think it would only happen to old people.
As per the actress, they only asked a few questions on the phone and the next thing she knew her money was gone from her bank account.
As of now, she is busy with her new program with ITV to raise awareness about a similar incident.
Following the lost of £70,000 actress and host, Helen Skelton is all set to raise awareness among the people to stay alert. She is starting a new show to help people.
While opening up about her experience she said: "I got phoned up by the bank, told something dodgy had gone on with my account.” “A week later, £70,000, all my savings had gone.
“It was just a few questions over the phone. The reason I’ve made this programme is because it happens every day of the week, to all members of the public.”
Helen added that she had a misconception that only old people would fall under those scams and she was too wrong to think that. “That’s a massively naive assumption,” she added. “It’s happening to people and they’re too embarrassed to say that it’s happened.”
She admitted that she was distracted while she received the call as she was taking care of her two sons which she shares with her husband Richie Myler; an England rugby league player.
‘I had one kid up a tree, one wrestling the dog, another dog throwing up the kids’ birthday cake, then they phoned me from the bank and said, “Oh, something has gone on.”
Helen really hopes that her new documentary will help many people. ‘The reason I am making this programme is because it happens every day of the week, and to everyone."
As per the Dailymail, nearly £24 billion telephone fraud costs the UK and around 85 billion scam calls are believed to be made worldwide per year.