‘Urgent’ warning from Lincolnshire Police as pensioners are targeted by bogus officers

Police news.
Police news.

Lincolnshire Police has issued an ‘urgent reminder’ to the public that a legitimate police officer will never ring them and ask for bank details, after two attempts were made on vulnerable people in Skegness yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

The first incident was reported just after 3.30pm after a woman in her 70s received a phone call from a man saying he was from central London Police and he needed her bank details because of problems with her account.

The second incident involved a man in his 70s and was reported at 3.55pm. He was contacted by someone pretending to be a police officer who claimed another individual had been caught using his card. The gentleman called his bank and the police.

A police spokesman said: “Lincolnshire Police are investigating the incidents and would like to make absolutely clear to any elderly or vulnerable people, and any family or carers, that a legitimate police officer will never call you and ask for bank or personal details.

“If you receive any calls like this please do not give out any information and report it to police as soon as possible on 101.”