Phone call alert after £5k bank con

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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