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Images released in connection with phone scam across Hertfordshire and Borehamwood
There have been 90 calls to Hertfordshire Police reporting a suspicious phone call in the past five months
Police investigating scam phone calls have released photos of people they would like to speak to in connection with the crime.
There have been 90 calls to Hertfordshire Police reporting suspicious phone calls in the past five months.
Cold callers pretending to be detectives request victims bank account details, pin codes and security questions.
In one incident in Watling Street, Radlett, on May 26 the victim provided her bank details over the phone to a cold caller, but money was later stolen from her account.
The scammers usually suggest the victim phones 999 or 101 for confirmation from the police - but the victim does not realise the offender has hung up at the end of their phone, so the call goes straight back through to them.
Detective inspector Jason Keane, who is leading the investigation, is warning people never to give their bank details out on the phone.
He said: “We are releasing images of people who we would like to speak to in connection with these crimes. It may be that they were witnesses to what happened or can help police with our investigation.
“I would also like to use this opportunity to remind people that police officers would never ask you to reveal your personal bank account details, including your PIN or bank card. Nevr give them out over the phone. Visit your local branch if you have any concerns about your account.
“If you do get a call, leave the landline for at least 5 minutes before attempting to make an outside call or test the line first by phoning a friend or relative.
“We would urge people to share this information and advice with their elderly relatives or neighbours so they are aware.”
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