Elderly man loses £3k in phone scam

Police have warned about the phone scam

Police have warned about the phone scam

First published in News

A 70-YEAR-OLD man is the latest to lose money to a fraud scam targeting the elderly in the county.

The victim lost £3,000 when a telephone caller claiming to be from the police told him to hand his card and bank details to a courier on Tuesday.

The scam sees the caller tell victims that their bank accounts are insecure and they need to send their money to London to keep it safe.

Investigating Officer Dc Darren Little, at St Aldate’s police station, said: “It is vital people make themselves aware of the scam and how to prevent themselves becoming a victim.”

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10:37am Sat 1 Mar 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

"Investigating Officer Dc Darren Little, at St Aldate’s police station, said: “It is vital people make themselves aware of the scam and how to prevent themselves becoming a victim.” "........
.........Urm?!
It's up to the media and banks to inform the public about this scam, when everyone knows about it, they'll know what not to do
"Investigating Officer Dc Darren Little, at St Aldate’s police station, said: “It is vital people make themselves aware of the scam and how to prevent themselves becoming a victim.” "........ .........Urm?! It's up to the media and banks to inform the public about this scam, when everyone knows about it, they'll know what not to do Dilligaf2010
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2:22pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Muckaway says...

Wasn't something similar reported on here a couple of weeks ago? Got to go now, a ginger haired chap with teeth missing and a strange Irish accent is at my door, saying I must have my trees pruned for £2000 or risk a gypsy curse.
Wasn't something similar reported on here a couple of weeks ago? Got to go now, a ginger haired chap with teeth missing and a strange Irish accent is at my door, saying I must have my trees pruned for £2000 or risk a gypsy curse. Muckaway
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3:03pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
"Investigating Officer Dc Darren Little, at St Aldate’s police station, said: “It is vital people make themselves aware of the scam and how to prevent themselves becoming a victim.” "........
.........Urm?!
It's up to the media and banks to inform the public about this scam, when everyone knows about it, they'll know what not to do
They have...

The details have been published again and again in the media.

When you draw out a large amount in cash in the bank cashiers gently ask older or vulnerable people if there is a better way to pay.

Sadly the truth is, there is only so much that can be done to stop somebody foolish from taking money out of their bank account, putting it an envelope and handing it to a stranger.
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: "Investigating Officer Dc Darren Little, at St Aldate’s police station, said: “It is vital people make themselves aware of the scam and how to prevent themselves becoming a victim.” "........ .........Urm?! It's up to the media and banks to inform the public about this scam, when everyone knows about it, they'll know what not to do[/p][/quote]They have... The details have been published again and again in the media. When you draw out a large amount in cash in the bank cashiers gently ask older or vulnerable people if there is a better way to pay. Sadly the truth is, there is only so much that can be done to stop somebody foolish from taking money out of their bank account, putting it an envelope and handing it to a stranger. Andrew:Oxford
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