Banking scammers target Maidenhead

Banking scammers target Maidenhead

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Simon Meechan

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Banking scammers target Maidenhead

Fraudsters have targeted householders with a courier scam.

Police say that scammers, who pose as bank or police employees, have targeted four people.

The fraudsters tell their victims to call up their bank and cancel their cards - but then leave the lines open as the unsuspecting victim dials their bank's number.

The criminals then pose as bank staff and ask the victim to key in their PIN and card numbers into their phones, inform them their bank cards have been cancelled and say a courier will be sent to collect the cancelled card.

The organised criminals then arrive at the address, collect the card and walk away armed with all the details needs to withdraw cash from the account.

A man in Hearne Drive, Holyport, was scammed out of £600 on Friday and a man in Furze Platt also had money taken from his account on the same day.

Police say that a woman in St Chads Road, Cox Green and a man in Underhill Close, Maidenhead, were unsuccessfully targeted.

Their advice is to never give out card details over the phone.

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