Nine cases of attempted fraud in Leamington reported to police today

Leicestershire Police has warned Melton residents to be on their guard over a courier fraud scam EMN-150318-125322001
Leicestershire Police has warned Melton residents to be on their guard over a courier fraud scam EMN-150318-125322001
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Nine cases of attempted courier fraud in Leamington have been reported to the police today (Wednesday).

Offenders have called victims pretending to be from the police.

They have stated that the victim’s bank cards have been used fraudulently, and then ask them to contact their bank.

The fraudsters then stay on the line, in order to obtain bank details before sending a courier to collect the bank card, and use it to obtain cash.

Fortunately each of the victims have realised this is a scam, and have not handed over any details.

Warwickshire Police are issuing the following advice:

*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.

*Remember the police and bank would never ask for your PIN or send a courier to collect your card.

*Share this message with any elderly friends and relatives.