Can you help us identify this man as part of ongoing fraud investigation?
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We are appealing for the public’s help in identifying the man in these images in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation.
We were called to a residential address at Clayton Mead, Godstone on Tuesday, 12 July following reports of fraudulent activity against an elderly victim. The victim, a woman in her eighties was called by someone pertaining to be from her bank’s fraud department and convinced her to tell them her PIN numbers.
A short while later, at around 4.20pm, a man arrived claiming to be a courier who collected six bank cards from her. Money was then withdrawn from a bank in Caterham.
We are appealing for the public’s help in identifying the man in these images, who we believe could assist us with this investigation.
If you recognise this man or have any further information which could assist us with this investigation, please contact us quoting PR/45220074636 via:
Webchat using the chat button on the right hand side of the page
If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
This type of fraud is usually highly organised and very lucrative for offenders. Victims face a significant financial loss and suspects often prey on older or more vulnerable adults.
Please look out for your elderly or vulnerable relatives or neighbours, and pass on the key information below:
Your bank or the police will never call you to ask you to verify your personal details or PIN by phone or offer to pick up your card by courier. Hang up if you get a call like this.
If you need to call your bank back to check, wait five minutes; fraudsters may stay on the line after you hang up. Alternatively, use a different line altogether to call your bank.
Your debit or credit card is yours – don’t let a stranger take it off you. You should only ever have to hand it over at your bank. If your card is cancelled, you should destroy it yourself.
If you have been a victim of fraud, please report it to Action Fraud online on their website or by calling 0300 123 2040. If you’ve given your bank details over the phone or handed your card to courier, call your bank straightaway to cancel the card.