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Appeal after bank con

THIS man is being sought by police after a Bognor Regis women was conned out of £2,300.

 

Sussex Police has issued these images of him this week as they revealed the details of the crime.

 

The victim, a woman in her 80s, received a phone call on April 20 from a man who pretended to work for Barclays Bank.

 

The caller told her she needed a new bank card and someone would collect her old card and PIN from her home.

 

After the cards were collected, a withdrawal by the man in the photographs for £2,000 and a second of £300 occurred from ATMs in the town’s High Street.

 

Police Constable Ryan Spencer said: “If you recognise this man, please contact us immediately.

 

“The victim was duped into believing she needed a new bank card after receiving an intimidating phone call.

 

“Banks will never ask for personal details, such as a PIN, over the phone and new bank card should normally be sent out automatically.

 

“Be aware of any fraudulent phone calls and, if you believe the caller is not genuine, simply hang up the phone.

 

“You can ask for proof of identification for any caller who knocks on your door.”

 

Any information about the incident should be reported to Sussex Police online at: sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal or by phoning 101, quoting Operation Signature.

 

Police have also asked anyone who has fallen victim to a similar crime to also contact them using the same methods.

 

Advice about how to prevent bank card fraud can be found at: sussex.police.uk/advice

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