Courier bank conmen target more victims

Man damaged phone cables

Have your say

THERE were nine attempts to con elderly and vulnerable people out of cash in a courier scam – in just one day.

But Sussex Police say out of all the people in Bognor and Brighton who were targeted, only one person handed over money.

Fortunately the others became suspicious and called police after they received calls on April 16 purporting to be from their bank asking for their account details.

In one case a woman gave her bank and card details and handed her cards over to a courier at the door, together with £200 cash.

But police were then informed and the cards were cancelled.

Detective Inspector Jim McKnight said: ‘Under no circumstances would the police or your bank request your pin number over the telephone or arrange collection of your bank cards from your home address in this manner.

‘It is good that many people are already heeding our advice.

‘We urge anyone hearing about this scam to pass the message on to any friends and relatives who may not be aware of this particular type of targeted fraud, to prevent them from becoming victims.’

Call police on 101.