21st Jul, 2019

Police alert after scammer steals from Redditch resident's bank account

POLICE have issued an alert after a Redditch resident was the victim of a scam telephone call.

Someone calling herself ‘Katie’ called the person claiming she was from Barclays Bank.

Police say she then asked the householder to enter various codes and shortly after a quantity of money was removed from the person’s bank account.

Officers say criminals often use scam phone calls as a way of defrauding people out of their money.

They often pose as Police Officers, tax officers, bank or credit card companies representatives or computer or broadband help desks.

Crime prevention advice can be found on the West Mercia Police website.

“If you have information that you believe may be in connection with an offence, please contact the Police on 101 or information can also be given anonymously to the Independent Charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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