Police in Essex have reissued a warning on phone scams after a resurgence in the number of fraudsters posing as police officers and bank officials.
The incidents are the latest in a series of crimes across Suffolk and Essex in which mainly elderly people are targeted and tricked into revealing their bank details or handing over large sums of cash.
Detective constable Nina Fletcher from Loughton CID said: “Police would never ask you for your bank details or ask you to transfer or withdraw funds.
“If you do receive calls like these do not fall for their claims and just put the phone down immediately and call police on 101.”
A 94-year-old woman from Sudbury was saved from a similar scam in May last year when a taxi driver contacted police rather than delivering a package containing her life savings to London.