AN ELDERLY woman was charged £500 for goods worth pounds in a credit card fraud incident.

On October 12, two men knocked on the elderly woman's door in Harold White Close, Risinghurst, offering some goods for her to buy.

After she said told the men she did not have cash, they advised she could pay by card.

One of the men took her card away to process the transaction with a card reader. However, shortly after they had left she checked her account and realised that she had been charged £500 for the goods which were worth pounds.

Thames Valley Police has now released an image in connection with the fraud incident.

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Investigating officer, PC Jonathan Kelly, of the Barton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This is a case of an elderly woman being targeted and defrauded out of a considerable sum of money.

“We are releasing this image as we believe that the male pictured may have vital information that can assist us in our investigation.

“If this is you or you recognise this person please call 101 or report online quoting the reference 43210460326.

“We would advise members of the public not to make payments using a card, unless they are sure that they are from a reputable company.

“There is further advice about personal fraud on our website and how to report if you’ve been a victim.”

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