Home   News   Article

‘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.”



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More