Bank card fraud in St Albans

POLICE have released CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with fraud offences in St Albans.

A number of incidents have been reported to Herts Police recently where victims have received a phone call from someone claiming to be from their bank.

They have then been told that a fraudulent transaction had taken place on their debit card and a courier would come and collect the cards. The fraudsters have then managed to get the victim’s PIN number either by asking for it or asking the victim to type it into their phone keypad.

The victims have then been visited at home by the offender, who has taken the cards and subsequently withdrawn money at a cash point.

DC Rebecca Primrose, who is investigating, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who believes they recognise the man seen in the CCTV using the cash point and the lady seen near him or anyone who believes they may have been a victim to a similar crime.

“I believe they were using a silver vehicle which is also pictured.

“I would also like to remind members of the public to never reveal their PIN codes to anyone – including to people claiming to work for their bank.

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“Banks will never ask for this information and residents who believe they have been targeted should report the matter to police.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact DC Primrose via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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