Pensioner conned out of £10,000 by a man pretending to be from bank’s anti-fraud team | London


A 92-year-old man was conned out of £10,000 by a man pretending to be from a bank’s anti-fraud team.

The thief tricked the pensioner by arranging two meetings with him and convincing him to hand over the cash.

He claimed he was from Barclays Fraud Squad when he met the 92-year-old in the St John’s Wood area of north London on December 5 and December 6 last year.

The victim soon realised he had been the victim of fraud, but by then it was too late.

Scotland Yard has released CCTV footage of a man they want to question.
He is described as being of Middle Eastern appearance in his late twenties.

The suspect targeted an elderly man by calling him on 5 December, and convincing him that he worked for ‘The Barclays Fraud Squad’.

Meetings were arranged in the St John’s Wood area on December 5 and gain on December 6, and the victim handed over around £10,000 to the suspect.

The victim soon realised that he had been the victim of a fraud, but by then it was too late.

– Detective Constable James Kapp, Westminster CID



Source : http://www.itv.com/news/london/2018-02-12/pensioner-conned-out-of-10-000-by-a-man-pretending-to-be-from-banks-anti-fraud-team/

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