Surrey

Two Surrey pensioners conned in debit card scam

Two pensioners in Surrey have been conned out of their money after handing over debit cards to bogus bank employees.

The two women were contacted by telephone and told a courier was being sent to collect their old debit card.

The victims also disclosed their PIN numbers during the conversations.

Both women, a 90-year-old from Cranleigh and an 87-year-old from Alfold, handed their cards to the fake couriers when they visited.

The conmen used the cards to withdraw £500 from both of the victim's bank accounts and £1,400 was spent on one of the cards.

'Trusting nature'

Det Con Dan Chant said: "These elderly victims were preyed upon because of their trusting nature and it is despicable that they have been targeted."

The two couriers were both described as white and wearing hi-visibility jackets.

The Cranleigh courier was in his early 20s, slim, with blond hair and a fringe, and was about 5ft 7in tall.

The Alfold courier was in his late 20s to early 30s, slim and had short brown hair.

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