Warwickshire Police are urging people to be vigilant after courier fraud incidents were reported in Bishop’s Tachbrook.
The fraudsters often target the elderly by calling them and stating they are detectives from other force areas investigating their bank accounts.
This is done in an attempt to get them to divulge personal information, bank cards and, in certain circumstances, money.
They will state that the victim’s bank cards have been used fraudulently, and then ask them to contact their bank.
The fraudsters then stay on the line in order to obtain bank details before sending a courier to collect the bank card, and use it to obtain cash.
Warwickshire Police are advising people never to disclose personal details over the phone, and to hang up immediately and phone 101 from a different phone if a call like this is received.
They also stress that no bank would ever ask for anyone’s PIN over the phone or arrange for a courier to collect a bank card.