Fraudster stole £1,000 in ‘safe-keeping’ scam
A FRAUDSTER stole £1,000 after persuading his victim to hand over his debit card for safe-keeping.
The conman called the man at his home claiming he was from the fraud team at NatWest bank. He said the victim’s card had been used fraudulently and needed to be collected urgently to prevent further transactions.
A courier then arrived at his property and collected the card; it has since been used for a number fraudulent transactions totalling more than £1,000.
Detective Inspector Claire Jesson warned residents to be vigilant. She said: “Investigation into this incident is currently on-going and I urge anyone with any information to contact the team here at Macclesfield on 101.
“I would like to warn all residents that no legitimate bank would never call you and ask you to return your card via a courier. You should never be afraid to question and if you’re unsure then you should always speak to a relative or friend or if in doubt contact the police.”
Anyone with information in relation to the incident is urged to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 241 of 16/5/2017.
Anyone who believes they have been a victim of fraud should call 101 or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.