Tayside and Central Scotland

Elderly couple robbed of £60,000 after phone call

More than £60,000 has been stolen from an elderly couple who were asked to give their bank details over the phone.

The couple, aged 90 and 88, from Perth, were targeted by a cold caller.

The caller duped them into handing over the details by saying there was a criminal inquiry at their bank

Tayside Police are warning members of the public to be "extremely cautious" about giving personal and financial information over the phone.

A police spokesman said: "While it is common practice to carry out transactions over the phone, we would advise people not to share financial or personal details with a cold caller."

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