Cheshire Police has warned elderly residents that payment protection insurance (PPI) scammers are operating in the region.Several incidents of the offence have been reported in Macclesfield and victims are thought to have lost around £5,000 in total so far.Criminals cold-call victims asking them whether they are eligible to make a claim for PPI compensation.A few weeks later, the scammers call back again, stating that the claimant needs to send Ukash vouchers in order to receive their PPI refund."We would like to highlight this scam to people and ask them to make their elderly relatives and friends aware of it," Police Community Support Officer Melissa Mellor said.Victims of this scam do not receive their PPI refunds and the offenders have been known to call people back to ask for even more money.A Ukash spokesperson recently advised people to never provide cold callers and doorstep sellers with Ukash voucher details, adding: "We are appalled that scammers are targeting people to defraud their money."John Fieldman Having worked in the city for 19 years, John's main focus is interest rates and corporate finance.
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