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Police warn of walker fraud in Örbero

2019-11-19T11:46:50.326Z

Now the police in Örebro are warning of a new wave of what is called "walker fraud", after several elderly people were affected by this type of fraud during the summer and autumn.



According to the police, the fraud is done so that the fraudster is looking for a person, preferably the elderly, who uses a walker. The fraudster finds out the person's address and telephone number. The deceiver then contacts the person using the rollator, says that it needs to be replaced and decides when to visit to replace the rollator.

On the spot, the impostor then deceives the credit card, for example by saying that you do not need any code, but that you need the card itself to "unlock" a lock to get the rollator out.

Disappears with the card

The fraudster then disappears with the card and does not return. Instead, a person calls the card owner and claims to come from the police, who have discovered that the cardholder has been exposed to a credit card fraud and that the code is therefore needed to block the card. When the card owner then gives out the code, the account can quickly be emptied of the maximum amount for a day withdrawal.

- This is a relatively new phenomenon where criminals have targeted a weak, vulnerable group, says Kenneth Johannesson, communicator at the police.

The wealth of ideas is simply great, he notes, when it comes to different ways of getting money.

- This is one of several approaches. Our call is therefore that you think about and never, never leave their credit card or their card code to unknown, whether someone claims to be from the police or not. We never work that way, says Kenneth Johannesson.

Source: svt

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