Published: 14:00, 07 March 2018 |
Updated: 14:34, 07 March 2018
Phone fraudsters trying to trick pensioners into handing over credit card details pretended to be police when targeting their victims.
Despite the attempts of the scammers, the two people who received fraudulent calls on Tuesday, March 6 in the Sevenoaks area refused to give out their information and ended the conversations.
One victim, who lives in West Kingsdown received a call from a man claiming to be a detective from Hammersmith police station.
The caller said that two offenders had been arrested with his credit cards and asked if the victim had lost any
The second victim, who lives in Sevenoaks, was phoned by a man claiming to be an officer from New Scotland Yard.
The caller said a person had been arrested in London with a cloned credit card and asked for their bank details.
Chief Inspector Tony Dyer said; "These residents correctly declined to share any information with the callers and prevented their money being put a risk.
"I am pleased they were able to spot the signs and I would urge anybody who receives a similar call to terminate it straight away."
Police are also advising people who wish to contact their bank in similar situations to use a number for their bank that they know and not one provided by a caller, and to call from another phone or call a friend first to make sure that possible fraudsters are disconnected from the line.
Anyone who has handed over any personal bank details to a fraudster is being told call their bank and cancel their cards immediately.
Police say that they or the bank will never send a courier to your home to collect your bank card or other items and will never ask for cash, valuables, or PIN numbers.
If you feel you have been a victim of courier fraud or know someone who has report it to Kent Police via 101 or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
From academic achievements to engineering accolades and new facilities, Kent College offers students an outstanding school life.
Enter this month’s competition and you could win a luxurious return crossing!Sponsored editorial
There's no uniform or bells and students and staff are on first name terms. School life at Rochester Independent College is unique.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.