Police warn residents to be vigilant following phone scam Date published: 17th May 2017 3.29pm

Officers in Macclesfield are warning residents to be vigilant following reports of a telephone fraud scam.

On 15 May 2017 a resident in Macclesfield received a telephone call from a man claiming to be from the Fraud Team at NatWest bank.

The man told the victim his debit card had been used fraudulently and that he needed to be collected urgently to prevent further transactions.

A courier then arrived at his property and collected the card; it has since been used for a number fraudulent transactions totalling more than £1,000.

Detective Inspector Claire Jesson said: “Investigation into this incident is currently on-going and I urge anyone with any information to contact the team here at Macclesfield on 101.

“I would like to warn all residents that no legitimate bank would never call you and ask you to return your card via a courier.”
“My message is simple, you should never be afraid to question and if you’re unsure then you should always speak a relative or friend or if in doubt contact the police.”

Anyone with information in relation to the incident is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 241 of 16/5/2017.

Anyone who believes that they may have been a victim should contract Cheshire Police on 101 or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Alternatively information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.