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Conmen masqueraded as police in card fraud against Lee-on-the-Solent pensioner

The conmen pretended to be police and bank staff when they targeted the pensioner from Lee-on-the-Solent

The conmen pretended to be police and bank staff when they targeted the pensioner from Lee-on-the-Solent

 

FRAUDSTERS conned an elderly man, took his bank cards and plundered more than £2,500 from his accounts.

The conmen pretended to be police and bank staff when they targeted the 83-year-old from Avon Close, Lee-on-the-Solent.

He received a phone call from a man who said he was from Southampton police fraud department.

The pensioner was told there was a problem with his bank accounts and a courier would be collecting his bank cards and PIN numbers.

At around 3pm the same day a man turned up at the house and took the cards, which the victim had put in an envelope.

The elderly victim was then suspicious but got a call from a man who said he was from Natwest bank and that the cards would be returned the next day.

The incident happened on Saturday and Hampshire police released the details yesterday.

The men made four withdrawals from cash machines totalling £1,050 and seven credit card transactions worth £1,642.

Police said the man who attended the house was black, well dressed and large.

Detectives have said it was a despicable crime. Call 101.

 

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