Three men arrested for St Albans bank card scam
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Three men have been arrested in connection with an incident in St Albans last Wednesday where a resident received a fraudulent phone call and was asked to part with her bank details and cards.
At around 10.30am a resident in Villiers Crescent received a call from a man who claimed he was investigating fraudulent use of her bank card.
He said he would send a taxi round to her address to pick up her card and bank details, but the resident became suspicious and called police.
The three men were arrested in Hatfield on Thursday. Two have since been charged with fraud by false representation: 18 year old Eraste Muaka of Danesdale Road, London and 20 year old Olukayode Teriba of Bouverie Road, London.
They appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Saturday and were remanded into custody.
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A third man who is 19 years old and from Walthamstow has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.
A widespread phone scam is being investigated by detectives from Hertfordshire Constabulary. Officers are urging people never to part with any details over the phone, regardless of whether the caller states they are from your bank or are a police officer.
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Leave the landline for at least five minutes before attempting to make an outside call or test the line first by phoning a friend or relative. Visit your local branch if you have any concerns about your account.