Fraudster stole £1,000 in ‘safe-keep­ing’ scam

Macclesfield Express - - POP CON­CERT TER­ROR AT­TACK -

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.

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