Banking staff and police help stop 90-year-old Kenilworth resident from being scammed

Police are urging residents to be vigilant

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 11:30 am
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 11:32 am

Quick actions from banking staff and police helped prevent a 90-year-old Kenilworth resident from being scammed.

Banking staff in Kenilworth acted promptly and contacted Kenilworth Police when the resident attended the bank and tried to withdraw thousands of pounds from his account.

Following on from the incident, police are appealing to senior members of the community, individuals who are vulnerable and those that may care for them to be vigilant particularly when it comes to unsolicited telephone calls being received that appear to be from banks, HMRC, the police, the NHS or other similar organisations.

Quick actions from banking staff and police helped prevent a 90-year-old Kenilworth resident from being scammed

Warwickshire Police would also like to stress that no one should withdraw money, provide personal details or their banking details in response to any unsolicited telephone call, text or email.

Anyone receiving such a telephone call is advised to say nothing and replace the receiver immediately.

Police are also urging anyone who cares for an elderly or vulnerable person to make them aware to ignore these type of calls and to not provide any personal details.