Elderly couple conned in Graveley
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AN ELDERLY couple have been conned out of money by phone scammers.
The victims, a Graveley couple in their 70s, received a phone call telling them they would receive new bank cards and a courier would arrive to collect their old ones.
A fraudster soon arrived to take their cards. These were then used to withdraw a large amount of money from the couple’s account.
The scam is the latest in a string of incidents across Hertfordshire that have seen victims conned out of thousands of pounds.
One couple in ther 90s from Borehamwood were conned out of £1350 in similar circumstances. In April, an 86-year-old woman from Watford was also told a courier would arrive to collect her bank card before discovering £1200 had been stolen.
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Detective Sergeant Twitchett, from St Albans Local Crime Unit said: “Our advice is very simple – if you receive a similar call, do not part with any details. I would urge people to share this information and advice with their elderly relatives or neighbours so they are aware.”
If you have any information about these crimes contact the police on non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
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