Police are warning of ‘courier fraud’, where victims dial their bank’s number and speak to ‘staff’ who persuade them to part with huge sums of money.
It starts with a phone call from someone pretending to be from your bank, and can end with the loss of £40,000 or more. It’s one of the most sophisticated bank frauds police have seen – one that targets older women in well-off areas. The banks know it is going on but are refusing to reimburse victims. So why have there been so few warnings about this scam?