Kent Police – Scam Alert!

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Below are examples of two recent incidents where elderly people were contacted by phone and asked to withdraw or transfer money. We would like to spread the message to elderly/vulnerable residents that this is a scam and if they receive a telephone call requesting that they go to the bank and withdraw or transfer money to another account for any reason that they should not do this – that it is a scam!

3rd October

Fraud at Barclays Bank, 8 Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells.

A 90-yr-old female attended the bank & tried to transfer £15,000 from her account into another account. She told bank staff she’d been instructed to do this by someone who purported to be from Barclays Bank. They told her to say the money was for a family member. No monies were transferred.

3rd October

Fraud at Lloyds Bank, High Street, Tonbridge.

A female in the bank stated that the Police had contacted her outlining that her account has been compromised and to send £8,400 to a Police account. She got a taxi to Tonbridge, however the bank called the police and no monies were transferred.

If you know anyone who has been a victim of something similar then they should report this to the Police on ‘101’. They can also speak to the KCC Community Wardens who can arrange a visit and offer support.

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