Warning over police cash scam in West Yorkshire

Police in West Yorkshire are warning people to be aware of a scam in which fraudsters cold call people posing as police officers.

West Yorkshire Police have revealed they were alerted to the con after the case of a woman in her 80s who was told her bank account was being monitored and asked to withdraw money.

A man called they lady, claiming to be a police officer and said that the cash was needed for fingerprints.

She was also told her cards were needed so the chips could be replaced, a man the went to her house to collect the cash and bank cards.

If you receive one of these calls please hang up and contact your bank separately."

PC Toni HinnellsWest Yorkshire Police

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