Warning to elderly 'don't be fooled by phone scammers'

Police are urging West Midlands’ communities to rally against phone scammers who are conning the region’s elderly out of thousands of pounds with banking scare stories.

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Elderly 'don't be conned' by scams urge Police

Fraud investigators have reported a surge in reports from residents in the West Midlands who have been stung by a "Courier Scam" which sees tricksters talking vulnerable people into handing over bank cards and PIN numbers.

The scam involves callers posing as police officers and panicking targets into believing their bank account has been hacked and that they need to seize the cards and security details, including PIN numbers, to stop further fraudulent transactions.

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