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Courier Fraud Scam Alert

Alert message sent 05/08/2020 10:49:00

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In the last few days we have had two cases of courier fraud in our area. 
On Monday 3rd August at 1319hrs in Stanbrook Close, Bradfield Southend, the aggrieved received a call from a male reporting to be from Nat West bank and they were told to go to the Reading branch to hand over their bank cards. They were told that someone could come to collect the cards but the victim said no. A male then came to the door to take the cards, whilst the aggrieved was on phone to the male reporting to be from the bank. The male at the door was also trying to get the pin number of the cards. The aggrieved refused the give the cards and pin numbers. A description of suspect –  black male, 20’s, wearing a covid style mask with hair covered and wearing a Hi-Viz. 
On Tuesday 4th August in Sycamore Court, Pangbourne, the aggrieved received a call stating her bank cards were out of date, and that 'Simon' would be bringing new cards. A male came to the door and is described as a black male, 5ft 4, slim build, late teens – early 20’s, and wearing a black bicycle helmet, black top and black trousers. He gave the aggrieved an envelope which actually contained Lyca mobile cards. The aggrieved saw a small white car with a black roof drive away. 

 If you have any information please contact the Police on 101.

Updated: 05/08/2020 by Claire Williams (Police, Administrator, West Berkshire)
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