Elderly Hampshire man conned out of cash in courier scam

Police are investigating the courier scam
Police are investigating the courier scam

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AN 80-year-old pensioner has been scammed by a courier conman.

The victim, from Charles Street, Petersfield, was called on Monday, March 23, by someone claiming to be a police officer who asked him to withdraw a large amount of cash from his account.

The money was withdrawn and handed over to a courier sent to collect it.

PC Sarah Cohen said: ’This type of fraud against vulnerable people is cruel and swift.

‘The key message is never to give your card to anyone, never give your PIN to anyone, and never agree to visit your bank to take out cash if someone calls you to tell you there is a problem with your bank account.’

The courier was a black man, 5ft 7in, aged in his early 30s, and clean shaven. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.