An idea that could see many potential victims are not parted with their savings pot.

'Suckers' lists will still exist even with a clear opt-in for financial institutions and charities on holding personal data as many of these cons are from unregulated companies that are set up to only operate for a few months with one sole purpose to take in as much money as possible. These companies then share their own 'suckers' lists which is why I see people are sometimes victim to several of these scams and appear as creditors in investment scams ranging from fine wine to carbon credits.