Fake courier scam warning to Gedling borough residents

 Fake courier scam warning to Gedling borough residents
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Police are warning people in Gedling borough to be on their guard over the latest scam involving fake couriers.

The victim is normally contacted by phone, with the caller telling them they’re from the bank and their card needs to be replaced.
They are then informed a courier is being sent round to swap it for a new one.

Once a handover has taken place, the victim will discover a number of transactions will take place using their account.

Police revealed an elderly woman in St Ann’s fell victim to this scam.

The man who collected the card is described as: black with short curly hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt and thought to be in his late teens.

Detective Sergeant Kate Savage said: “We believe fraudsters deliberately targeted this elderly lady, knowing she is vulnerable and we fear that the offenders might try to target more people.

“Banks would never ask you to swap your card in this way so if you get a call like this, put the phone down and report it to us straight away.”

“If you are due a new card, your bank will normally contact you via post and ask you to destroy your old card.

She added: “Please spread the word and make sure your elderly and vulnerable loved ones are aware too.

If you recognise the man in the description or have any information that could help, please contact us on 101 quoting incident 468 of 24 January 2018. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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