Leeds & West Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police warning over 'courier fraud' scam

A fake police officer has been targeting people in a "courier fraud" scam, police have warned.

South Yorkshire Police said it was linking 15 incidents reported in Barnsley and Sheffield in February.

In each case, the victims received a phone call from men claiming to be officers investigating theft or fraud from their bank accounts.

They were asked to withdraw cash and told a detective would collect it.

Police said it was believed the same offender had shown up at the homes of several victims.

Supt Colin McFarlane said: "Remember, your bank will never ask for your details over the phone and police officers will never ask you to withdraw money from your account."

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