Residents urged to be vigilant after two men arrested in card scam
- Credit: Getty Images/Brand X
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.
- 1 'Giving a child the chance to be a child lifts my heart’ says foster carer
- 2 Police 'increasingly concerned' for man missing since early hours yesterday
- 3 Obsessive stalker jailed for posting explicit photographs of his former partner
- 4 Recap: Wire damage disrupts Hitchin and Peterborough trains
- 5 Product sold at Tesco recalled due to risk of disease-causing bacteria
- 6 Recap: Thameslink passengers urged to delay travel due to 'incidents'
- 7 Man, 28, dies after truck and lorries crash on A47
- 8 Three rail and bus strikes in London and the East this week
- 9 Two combine harvesters catch fire in under 12 hours
- 10 Andre Rieu brings new summer concert to Cambridgeshire cinemas
“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.