Warwickshire residents were conned out of £26,000 in two separate incidents on the 12th October.
A man in his 80s from Leamington was conned out of £8,500 and a woman in her 70s from Rugby was conned out of £17,500.
In both cases they were called by fraudsters claiming to be from the police and asking them to withdraw or transfer money.
REMEMBER – The police will never ask you to withdraw or transfer money.
These types of criminals target elderly and vulnerable people who may not pick up these messages from social media. Please share this advice with friends and family who don’t use Facebook.
If you are a victim of telephone fraud report it to Action Fraud – https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ – and it will be investigated by your local police force.