Caller poses as police officer to steal from elderly woman’s bank account in ‘courier fraud’ scam
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An elderly woman from Highgate has fallen prey to a bogus caller who stole from her bank account after claiming he was a police officer, in a scam known as “courier fraud”.
A conman called at the woman’s home in Talbot Road pretending to be a detective from Holborn police station on Bank Holiday Monday, and told her that three people had cloned her bank cards.
She was told to ring her bank and given a bogus number to call.
When she dialled, another man pretended to be an employee and asked for her PINs.
She was then told a courier would come and collect her bank cards.
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She handed them over to a white, slim man with dark, short hair. Later, the thieves withdrew money from her account.
Police have warned residents to be vigilant and never to reveal PINs.
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Any suspicious calls should be reported to police by dialling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.