Suspicious telephone callers in Bicester prompt warning from police

Suspicious telephone callers prompt warning from police

Suspicious telephone callers prompt warning from police

First published in News

THREE people in Bicester received suspicious calls on the same day, with the caller claiming to be working for the police, a bank, or a fraud investigation company.

In each of the calls reported on Tuesday, the callers said that they had two men in custody with a diary containing details of the victim’s credit card, which had been used fraudulently.

The caller is then usually advised to phone their bank, but when the victim disconnects and dials their bank or police, the fraudster has kept the line open, so the victim is still on the phone to them.

They are then asked to either say or key in their PIN, before being told their card will be collected and a replacement delivered.

A courier is sent to collect the card from the victim, and a fake replacement is delivered at the same time.

In all three of Tuesday’s calls, the victims hung up and notified the police before any fraud could take place.

Police are urging people to be on their guard and report any suspicious phone calls to them on 101.

  • Our top stories

Dagenham draw leaves Oxford United boss with mixed emotions

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Monday 1st September 2014

MICHAEL Appleton admitted he had never seen a game so wide open as Oxford United got off the mark with a topsy-turvy 3-3 draw at home to Dagenham & Redbridge.

Two-month amnesty for Oxford council tenants who sublet illegally

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Council tenants illegally subletting their homes are being given the chance to hand back the keys without prosecution.

Grandfather killed in Isle of Man motorbike crash 'died doing what he loved'

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A former Formula 1 mechanic and Eynsham driving instructor has been killed in a motorbike crash on the Isle of Man.

Police to warn students of 'legal high' risks

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Monday 1st September 2014

NEW students are to be warned by police about the dangers of so-called legal highs.

Theatrical costume charity faces final curtain after 46 years

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Wanted: a new home for 7,000 costumes, accessories and props, 3,000sq m or more.

Pub is forced to close after brawls and drug incidents

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AN OXFORD pub shut its doors for the last time on Saturday after recent incidents involving violence and drug use.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree