Arrest in Surrey bank card scam which targeted elderly

A sixth person has been arrested by Surrey Police officers investigating bank card scams targeting the elderly.

Several residents in Surrey have been telephoned by a person claiming to be from their bank and told a courier would be sent to collect their old debit card.

During the conversation they have been asked to divulge their Pin number. Cash has then been taken from their account.

A 23-year-old man, from Croydon, has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Det Sgt Jak Bowers, of Surrey Police's cross border crime investigation team, said: "At this busy time of year I would like to remind members of the community to stay on their guard.

"Banks do not operate in this way and would not request a customer to confirm Pin details over the phone, nor send a courier to collect a bank card from your home."

Last month police searched four addresses in Croydon and south Croydon and arrested five people on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to commit theft.

They have also been bailed.

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