Pensioner conned out of £200,000 in ‘courier fraud’

  • Anyone who receives a suspicious call is urged not to give any details to the caller and report the matter to the police immediately.
  • “We want to warn residents that these requests are not genuine and that no police officer or bank would operate in this manner.
  • Hampshire police issued a statement reminding residents to never give out any personal banking information over the phone, and to always seek verification if someone contacted them claiming to be a police officer.
  • • Frail pensioners tricked out of life saving by fake police officers
  • “Any courier companies or taxi drivers that may have been asked to pick up such packages in the area are also urged to report this to police.

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Police have warned members of the public to be vigilant after a 75-year-old woman from Hampshire was tricked into handing over £200,000 to criminals between February and May this year.


Pensioner conned out of £200,000 in ‘courier fraud’