Two elderly victims fall foul of conmen

Police news.
Police news.

Conmen preyed on two elderly victims in Boston on Saturday night and withdrew cash from their accounts after masquerading as representatives of their banks.

Police are warning people to be wary of falling foul of this ‘courier scam’.

They had a call on Saturday night reporting that an elderly man had been telephoned by someone claiming to be from the insurance department of his bank.

The 75-year-old, from Boston, was told there was a problem with his account and advised that he should hand over his bank cards and PIN to a courier who would come to his address.

During the same evening, another eldery victim in Tawney Street became a victim of the same fraud. Both victims had cash drawn from their accounts.

Police believe this is a variant of other ongoing courier scams and say that while the message given to the potential victims was slightly different to what has been previously been reported the intended outcome was the same.

Officers are advising people to never engage with or act on phone calls like these and remind the public that a genuine caller from the bank or related organisation, such as police or Government departments, will never call you and ask you to withdraw cash or give out account or personal details.

Anyone with any information relating to the incidents is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 556 of July 12.

Anyone who thinks they successfully avoided falling foul of this sort of scam is also advised to call police on 101.