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Money fraud in Plymouth - Log 513

Alert message sent 11/10/2017 16:43:00

Information sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have received reports of elderly people being targeted in Plymouth.

One victim was visited at his home by a man claiming to be a police detective. The man asked him to withdraw a large quantity of cash that he would return to collect and then a greater sum would be deposited into his bank account.

A second victim was also visited and asked to withdraw a large amount of money. She was told that she would be collected by a police car.

Police officers will never ask members of the public to withdraw money.

Please be aware and remind bank employees to treat large cash withdrawals with caution if the customer seems vulnerable or under pressure. If you have any suspicions, please contact police by calling 101 quoting log number 513 11/10/17.
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Natasha Radford (Police, Community Messaging Officer, Devon and Cornwall)

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