BREAKING NEWS: Warning issued after scam cons victims out of thousands of pounds

Two elderly people have been scammed out of thousands of pounds – don’t be the next victim.

In both cases the offenders phoned the victim’s purporting to be a police officer who tells them their bank accounts have been fraudulently used. The caller tells them to go to their bank and withdraw all of their money, organising a taxi for them to get to a branch.

Once the victim has withdrawn the cash the caller tells them to seal it in an envelope and asks them for a password, and a courier comes to pick up the money.

Detective Constable Julia Newton said: “We are aware of two incidents in Loughborough on 11 and 21 October, and believe there could be more victims who have not come forward and reported it to us.

“If you have elderly relatives, neighbours or friends, please speak to them about this scam – make them aware of the dangers and what they can do to protect themselves.

“Genuine callers will be happy to verify their credentials and will not mind you asking to call them back while you phone their supposed employer to seek assurance.”

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