Local woman loses cash in Ukash voucher scam

BUTE Advice Centre has issued a warning to island residents this week after a local woman was conned into parting with two sums of money in return for the promise of a cash prize.

The woman reported the fraud after twice being contacted by phone by a caller claiming to be from the Ukash company, which sells vouchers at several major British retailers and major supermarkets allowing consumers without credit cards to buy goods and services online.

* More details on this story in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale on Thursday, November 3.