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29 April 2013, 15:50
Police are releasing CCTV images of a young woman they want to speak to after bank cards were stolen and used to withdraw a large amount of cash.
On Thursday 14 March this year a 48-year-old Lowestoft woman received a telephone call from a man claiming to work for a bank fraud department. He asked her a range of security questions and said her wallet had been stolen and her bank cards used to withdraw cash. He then gave her a crime number and said an arrest had been made.
As soon as she hung up the 48-year-old became suspicious and called both police and the bank the man had claimed to work for. The crime number given was false and the bank also confirmed that the caller was not legitimate.
It was then discovered her bank cards had been used to withdraw large sums of cash from banks and ATMs in Great Yarmouth. It’s thought someone stole the wallet and the owner was then called to get the bank security information required to make the transactions.
Police are urging members of the public never to give out PIN numbers or other personal security information to unknown callers and are working to track those involved in this theft.
Officers are keen to speak to the woman pictured – described as white, in her 20s, of slim build and wearing a woollen hat and scarf.
Do you recognise her? Anyone with information about who she is should call PC 731 Brown at Lowestoft on 101.