SCAMMERS have targeted two Rugby residents, prompting police to urge vigilance.
The intended victims were each called on Monday (August 17) by fraudsters claiming to be London police officers, who told them they had a grandson in custody for cloning bank cards, or stealing money from the victims account.
The scammers typically target elderly people, and have on occasions asked the victims to contact Action Fraud to report the crime, but have remained on the line in order to obtain bank details. In the past, scammers have been known to send a courier to collect the bank cards after obtaining the bank details.
A further two people from Warwick reported similar calls on Tuesday (August 18).
Fortunately each of the victims have realised this is a scam and have not handed over any details.
Police are issuing the following advice:
- Do not hand out any personal details over the phone
- If you receive a call like this, please hang up immediately and call 101 from a different phone. If there is a crime in progress, please call 999
- Please share this message with any elderly friends and relatives.