Residents urged to be vigilant after two men arrested in card scam

12:03 04 February 2014

Archant

Two men were arrested in Terrington following an alleged credit card scam.

The men, aged 18 and 19 and from the London area, were arrested on suspicion of committing fraud by false representation and have been released on police bail.

A victim was persuaded to give their PIN number over the phone and then told their credit cards would later be collected by a taxi.

Chief Superintendent Nick Davison, head of Norfolk’s County Policing Command, said: “We are advising residents to remain vigilant and to spread the word and raise awareness of these types of crimes, particularly amongst vulnerable and elderly people.

“Residents should remember their bank, credit card company or the police will never ask for your PIN, bank card or bank account details over the phone – never give these details out.

“The police will never call you and ask you to withdraw money from your account to give to a courier or taxi driver, regardless of how convincing they may seem.

“If you receive such a call leave the landline for at least five minutes to make an outside call. Fraudsters will keep the line open and have been known to play ring tones, hold music and a recorded message down the phone so the victim believes they are making a call to a legitimate number.

“Friends, family, carers and neighbours are asked to spread the word to ensure everyone is aware of this scam and what they should do.”

Anyone who believes they have been a victim of fraud should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

2 comments

  • What's all this 'answer a survey' rubbish before we can read the whole article? You're in danger of losing one of the few people who bother to access your website, if this carries on. I didn't come here to be solicited by a pathetic ad.

    Report this comment

    GaryWisbech

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • What's all this 'answer a survey' rubbish before we can read the whole article? You're in danger of losing one of the few people who bother to access your website, if this carries on. I didn't come here to be solicited by a pathetic ad.

    Report this comment

    GaryWisbech

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Yesterday, 13:55
Ruth Neave .

Ruth Neave spoke for the first time publicly today of the 20 years almost to the day since her six year-old son Rikki was found murdered.

Yesterday, 11:53
Protest outside Oliver Cromwell. Picture: Steve Williams

Two protestors turned up at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel in March to make a peaceful stand against a press conference in which Ruth Neave demanded that Cambridgeshire Police find her son’s killers.

Yesterday, 17:42
For many years residents have been experiencing serious problems after heavy rains in Waterlees and in particular Grosvenor Road, Wisbech.
left: Paul Clapp Cllr, Alan Lay Cllr and Andy Olive.

Anti flood plans have been put in place in the Waterlees area of Wisbech thanks to teamwork between a newly formed flood warden group and local councillors.

Yesterday, 17:27
Cambridgeshire Police

A terrorist crackdown has been launched in Cambridgeshire with the focus on firearms and explosives as part of Counter Terrorism Awareness Week.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

E-edition