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Police warn public after Dartford pensioners targeted by card scammers
TWO pensioners in Dartford have been targeted by card fraudsters leading to a police warning to the public over would-be scammers.
An 83-year-old woman from Fleet Avenue in Dartford was contacted on August 30 by a man who said he was a police officer and the woman’s card had been compromised.
He asked for details before a courier arrived at her house to pick up the card.
A similar scam was foiled on August 27 when a fraudster claiming to be a police officer called a man in Squires Avenue, Dartford.
He claimed he had stopped a car with the man’s grandchildren in and they had his bank card but the potential victim refused to verify details for it.
Detective Constable James Greenidge said: "The actions of these fraudsters are nothing short of despicable.
"I would ask elderly people to be vigilant of these scams and for family and friends to look out for those who are vulnerable to try and prevent any more of these offences occurring."
If you have information call DC Greenidge on 01474 366001 or Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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