Police have issued an urgent warning after an elderly man was scammed out of £30,000 by phone fraudsters pretending to be from BT.
The incident happened last Thursday (23 September), prompting West Mercia Police to issue a bulletin warning people to be on their guard against suspicious phone calls.
In this case, the victim was called with the perpetrators pretending to be from BT. They then asked him to download an application onto his mobile.
Once the app was downloaded, they then convinced the man to log in using his online banking details and thereafter to transfer a sum of money to another account for “safekeeping.”