Fraudster’s £6,000 con attempt from 89-year-old North Lincolnshire woman

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Warnings have been issued after a fraudster tried to con an 89-year-old Scunthorpe woman into handing over £6,000.

The victim was called by a man on Wednesday, September 16, who told her customers were experiencing issues with withdrawing cash.

He advised her to take a taxi to her nearest branch and withdraw £6,000 – or as much as she was able – and that he would meet her there.

He then phoned a further three to four times asking where she was, after she struggled to arrange transport.

The victim went to the bank and withdrew as much money as she could, but when she was unable to find the caller she returned home.

Luckily, she did not hand over any money to the scammer and has since been given support and crime prevention advice.

Anyone with information is asked to call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or click here