Conmen are on the prowl as scam hits Hampshire

TRIBUTES are to be paid to a Rowner man who was killed in a savage attack while visiting his mum and newborn niece in Ireland.'Richard O'Leary died at Cork University Hospital last month after being found unconscious in a street in Dungarvan following a night out.'It is believed the 36-year-old, of Sampson Close, was viciously attacked, suffering a fractured skull and a swelling on the brain. He was placed in a medically-induced coma but died five days later, on Friday, March 23.'Mr O'Leary was a regular at the Fox Tavern pub, in Gosport. Tammy Kent, a barmaid at the North Street boozer, said she was heartbroken by the news and is staging a memorial pool tournament in his honour on Sunday.''Submitted April 2018 1CXXZQiyvYimZ0mbeb2k

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CONMEN are on the prowl targeting elderly and vulnerable people, police have warned.

Scammers are targeting residents throughout Hampshire, pretending to be from the HM Revenue and Customs.

The fraudsters claim the victims have arrest warrants, outstanding debts or unpaid taxes in their name. They then demand victims to buy iTunes gift cards as payment.

Police are now urging people to be weary of the scheme, which has previously hit the county.

The latest advice comes after three people on the Isle of Wight fell victim to conmen.

Officers are now urging people to never give personal or bank account details to unexpected callers.

Also, people shoul never reveal their bank PIN number.

A police spokesman said: ‘If you have given out information which could compromise your bank security in any way, call your bank to cancel your cards as soon as possible

‘Never hand over your card, money or valuables to someone at the door to be sent off elsewhere.’