Phone call alert after £5k bank con
POLICE are warning the elderly to be wary of suspicious phone calls after an elderly man was scammed.
A man phoned on Tuesday last week claiming to be from the Beaconsfield victim’s bank, as there had been a number of high value transactions on the account
He asked the victim to call a number which he said was the Metropolitan Police Fraud Department and to ask for a DC Griffiths.
The second fraudster, pretending to be the officer, told the victim to withdraw £4,850 from his account.
He said to pass the cash and his bank cards to a
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courier, who arrived at the victim’s house a short time later. The victim gave the cash and cards to the courier, who has now disappeared.
Police asked people to make elderly relatives and neighbours aware of the scam and to ask them to contact police immediately if they receive any suspicious phone calls.