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Warnings after spate of Bromley courier fraud

PUBLISHED: 10:26 11 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:26 11 September 2014

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Five offences have taken place in the borough over the last few days

Detectives at Bromley Police are reissuing their warning about courier scams in the area after a spate of offences in the last few days.

The five offences which took place across the borough targeted victims who were aged between 66 and 93, with fraudsters claiming to be from a bank or credit card company.

Detective Inspector Linda Leicester said: “These courier fraudsters put a huge amount of time and effort into being convincing because for them the pay-off is immense. We want people to question even truly genuine sounding calls and, most importantly, remember police and banks will never ask for your PIN or bank card, so you should never give these away. They will also never ask for money or send a courier to collect a card.

“These fraudsters often ask victims to ring their bank or the police, however, the fraudster keeps the telephone line open so even though the person has called the number for their bank or the police, the call does not go through. Instead they are unknowingly connected straight back to the fraudster.

“If you do receive such a call, hang the phone up immediately”.

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