On 04/01/2014 an elderly lady was contacted by a male purporting
to be 'DCI Martin Benton from Hammersmith Police'. The male has
said that her bank card had been used fraudulently and that a courier
would collect her cards for their investigation. A male driving
a grey people carrier with a word like Forresters on the side came
and took her cards. £500 has since been spent in two shops (possibly
betting shops) and a further £1000 has been spent in a Manchester
A similar incident happened in Handforth on 02/01/2014, however
the elderly person on this occasion cancelled her card and did
not hand it to the courier.
Please be alerted to this scam and warn elderly members of your
family and others to be aware and contact Cheshire police on 101
immediately should they receive a similar call.
Macclesfield Neighbourhood Policing Team 0845 458 6371
Police non-emergency number: 101
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