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Warning over banking con

POLICE want to speak to this lady, who allegedly conned a bank customer out of more than £5000.

POLICE want to speak to this lady, who allegedly conned a bank customer out of more than £5000.

The 40-year-old victim’s purse was stolen from offices on the Stratford Road, Hall Green on June 25, this year.

Later that day she received a call from a man, claiming to be from NatWest.

He said that the thief had been trying to use her stolen cards and he needed a PIN number to block the account.

Minutes later a woman began to empty the victim’s account in three places - starting with the NatWest in Shirley, where she was caught on camera at 12.14pm.

She then paid visits to a sister branch in Solihull and a nearby cash-machine, continuing to withdraw cash.

Det Con Deb Dawes said: “I cannot stress how important it is to not hand over PIN numbers or any other personal banking details to anyone.

“Banks will never ask customers for their PIN numbers. If you are in any doubt over the authenticity of a call then hang-up and contact your bank.”

The con woman is described as white, in her mid-to-late twenties, of slim build and with long, straight light-brown hair.

Police have described the offenders as “well organised” and think there’s a good chance they’re from the local area.

If you recognise this woman or have any information about the theft call Solihull CID on 0345 113 5000 -extension 7630 6513.

 

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