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Fake detective claiming to be from Sheerness police station in bank card scam

By Emma Grove

Police have today issued a warning after a man conned money from a Sheppey resident by claiming to be a detective with the force.

Officers have already had two incidents reported to them this morning from residents who have been contacted by a bogus caller.

After phoning up to say he was from Sheerness police station, he told them he had people in custody who have their bank cards.

Officers arrested two men. Stock picture
Officers arrested two men. Stock picture

The victims - including one from Minster - were then asked to confirm their bank details. One has already had an undisclosed amount of cash withdrawn from their account.

Police are asking anyone who receives a call like this to phone 101.

They also reminded people not to hand out bank cards or information to anyone who calls at the door or on the phone.

A spokesman said: "Police, banks and other reputable organisation will never ask for details such as bank card PIN numbers in this way so do not be afraid to refuse.

"Any genuine Kent Police officer will be more than happy to provide identifying details, such as a force number.

"You can then call 101 and confirm these details."

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