Wiltshire

Pensioner loses £10k in Wiltshire credit card con

Wiltshire residents are being warned to be wary after an elderly man lost almost £10,000 in a scam.

A police spokesman said the victim, from Marlborough, received two phone calls from a man claiming to work for NatWest bank.

He said he was a courier and had to collect old credit cards for replacements to be sent.

A man arrived at the house and took the cards. It later transpired he did not work for NatWest.

The Wiltshire Police spokesman said one card was found to have been used in three fraudulent transactions.

The man who collected the cards on Tuesday is described as wearing a white T-shirt and jeans. He had short hair and stubble.

Pc Dawn Waterman said the force was trying to establish whether the incident was linked to similar occurrences reported to officers in Surrey.

She warned members of the public not to engage with cold callers or to give out any personal information.

She asked people who had received similar phone calls to contact the force.

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