Warning after scammers posing as police in Lancashire try to con pensioners out of money

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Police have warned people to be alert after a new scam emerged in the last few days.

Scammers attempted to con two elderly people out of money in Lancashire by posing as police officers. Now Lancashire Constabulary has issued an urgent warning to the county's residents - especially those with vulnerable family members - to be vigilant.

Both victims, from Blackburn, received a call from someone who introduced themselves as a police officer.

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The fraudster tried to convince the victims that their bank cards had been used in a fraud scam and asked for personal information from the victims.

Lancashire Police said: "Thankfully, neither victim lost any money, and both incidents were reported to us and are currently being investigated."

How to avoid being scammed

Anyone who has been a victim of fraud is advised to contact their bank straightaway on the official number to .safeguard your account.

People who have concerns should ring 101 or contact Action Fraud. 

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