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Wisbech woman nearly scammed out of £20,000

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A Wisbech woman in her sixties was saved from losing £20,000 to fraudsters after she shared concerns with bank staff.

Police were called by a member of bank staff after the woman visited the branch and told them she had received a call from their ‘fraud team'.

She claimed a man on the phone had asked her to transfer £20,000 to a new bank account, saying there had been some "unusual activity" on her own account. The woman initially believed the call was real as the man knew her bank details and daughter’s name.

A woman was nearly conned out of £20,000. (46624108)
A woman was nearly conned out of £20,000. (46624108)

However, sensing something wasn’t quite right, she shared her concerns and bank staff knew the call was suspicious. No money was transferred and the incident has been reported to Action Fraud.

A police spokesman said: "Remember, if you’re ever unsure about a letter, phone call, text message or email claiming to be your bank, you can take it to your local branch to be verified."

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