Thursday, 30 April 2015

@WAS - Attempted courier fraud incidents in Leamington Spa

Please could you advise any vulnerable/elderly friends or relatives of the following?
Police warning following attempted courier fraud incidents in Leamington Spa
In the past two hours, there have been nine attempted courier frauds in Leamington Spa, where offenders have called victims pretending to be from the police. They will state that the victim's bank cards have been used fraudulently, and then ask them to contact their bank.
The fraudsters then stay on the line, in order to obtain bank details before sending a courier to collect the bank card, and use it to obtain cash. Fortunately each of the victims have realised this is a scam, and have not handed over any details.
Warwickshire Police are issuing the following advice:
  • If you receive a call like this, please hang up immediately and call 101 from a different phone. If there is a crime in progress, please call 999.
  • Please share this message with any elderly friends and relatives.
  • Remember the police and bank would never ask for your PIN or send a courier to collect your card.
Issued: 1.30pm, Wednesday 29th April 2015, Sarah-Jane Lynch, Operational Communications Assistant
Kind regards
Southam Farm watch
Telephone 01926 684984
Voicemail 14984

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