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Dartford pensioner speaks of being conned in £330 telephone scam
A DARTFORD pensioner has spoken of how she was conned out of £330 by a telephone scammer.
The 76-year-old of Princes Avenue fell victim to a con similar to those about which Kent Police has received around 60 reports including in Gravesend and a significant number in Dartford.
The elderly victim had a phone call from a man pretending to be from the police who claimed to have picked up three men who had her bank details.
He then told her to call the number on the back of her card and report it to the bank.
She said: "What I didn’t realise was that he hadn’t put the phone down so when someone else came on the line it was one of those carrying out the scam."
After the pensioner typed her PIN number into the phone, a conman was sent round to pick up the card before withdrawing the money over the next two days.
Anyone with any information on similar scams should call Kent Police on 01622 654367.
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