Havering police warn of smooth-talking conman

A crafty conman who is tricking Havering’s elderly out of their bank details, is being hunted by police.

The smooth-talking phone crook, who claims to be from a bank, tells his victim there is a problem with their cash card, before persuading them to give up their account number and pin.

The man or an accomplice - acting as a courier - then picks up the card, before withdrawing huge sums from the victim’s account.

Detectives have now released this image of a man they would like to talk to in relation to the incidents.

DC Terry Furzer, from Havering CID, said: “Havering residents are being asked to be aware of this con artist. We are working closely with banks locally who have advised that they would never ask for customers to disclose their pin numbers.”

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Any information should be passed on to DC Furzer on: 101.

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