Police are warning Lincolnshire residents after two incidents in the County in which residents have been victims of a ‘courier fraud’ scam.

On both occasions residents have been contacted on their landline and informed that their bank cards have been used fraudulently. They are then advised to end the call and contact their bank. The offenders are keeping the line open so that when the victim thinks they are contacting their bank, they are actually put through to someone else involved in the scam. Victims are then asked to provide their address and pin numbers and a courier is sent to the address. The victim hands over their bank card and money is immediately withdrawn from their accounts.

There is also information available in relation to this scam on the Action Fraud website at actionfraud.police.uk