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Identity Crisis - A True Story

As a retired teacher Margaret Wilkinson is not the sort of person to take chances with money, so when she moved home she did everything right. But that wasn't enough to prevent the theft of £250,000 from her bank account reports the Guardian

Margaret Wilkinson is scrupulously careful with her money. She closely guards her banking details and shreds letters and correspondence before throwing them away. In May, sold her north London home and placed £250,000 in a Lloyds TSB savings account.

Just three weeks ago her offer on a new home in Surrey was accepted and she went to transfer the money.

Only then did she discover that the whole lot had been stolen from her account in one of the most serious cases yet documented of ID fraud.