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Beware the credit card conmen

PUBLISHED: 17:13 08 December 2008 | UPDATED: 09:54 11 August 2010

POLICE have issued an urgent warning to the elderly after a woman received three bogus calls asking for her credit card details from conmen pretending to be police officers. The 68-year-old was phoned on three occasions by two different men with cockney a

POLICE have issued an urgent warning to the elderly after a woman received three bogus calls asking for her credit card details from conmen pretending to be police officers.

The 68-year-old was phoned on three occasions by two different men with cockney accents.

One said youngsters were trying to use her card to buy goods, and she should tell him her details; the other said he worked for the fraud squad.

Police want residents to know they would never contact them and ask for personal information on the phone.

Anyone who has been the victim of bogus calls is asked to contact the police on 0300 123 1212.


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