Warley pensioner tricked into handing over bank card

Police want to speak to this man and woman. Picture: Essex Police

Police want to speak to this man and woman. Picture: Essex Police - Credit: Archant

Police have launched an investigation after a man was tricked into giving a woman his bank card.

The man in his 80s, from Warley, was called on January 15 by someone claiming to be a police officer.

The imposter “officer” said that the victim’s card had been used fraudulently and arranged for someone to visit the man’s home in Kipling Close to collect the card.

A woman described as white, aged in her 20s and petite then came to the victims house and collected the card.

The man became suspicious shortly after and contacted his bank, stopping the card from working.

Attempts were made to use the card at a cash machine outside Asda in Highfield Road, Witham, at 7.30pm the same day.

Police are asking anyone who recognises the man and woman in the pictures released to call PC Tom Sayer at Brentwood police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Police are reminding people that officers will never ask for bank details or PIN numbers over the phone, ask anyone to withdraw money, or ask anyone to send bank cards or any other personal property.

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