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Residents to remain vigilant following bank related fraudster scams.
Surrey Police detectives are warning residents to remain vigilant after several further reports of scams involving fraudsters obtaining bank details, cards and cash using bogus telephone calls and couriers across the county.
Over the weekend police received a total of 12 reports from members of the public in the Guildford and Woking areas who had received telephone calls from someone claiming to a police officer or similar who were attempting to convince victims to hand over large amounts of cash and bank cards.
On each occasion the victims reported receiving telephone calls from someone claiming to be a police officer and attempting to convince them to hand over large amounts of cash and bank cards.
Two people in Eastbourne and Rye have become the latest victims of fraudsters phoning and pretending to be police officers. They tell the residents that their bank account has been compromised and that they need to withdraw thousands of pounds for examination and give it to a courier.
An elderly man in Eastbourne was called on 30 September but became suspicious and did not hand over any money. A few days later a woman in Rye however withdrew a large amount of money and gave it to the courier that arrived.