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Credit card trickster uses cab

PUBLISHED: 15:36 28 October 2009 | UPDATED: 17:18 25 August 2010

A SCAM artist who gets a taxi driver to pick up victims credit cards after they have been told they are cloned has made off with thousands of pounds. The fraudster who has targeted people in Plumstead, Greenwich and Eltham, calls people from an 0845 n

A SCAM artist who gets a taxi driver to pick up victims' credit cards after they have been told they are cloned has made off with thousands of pounds.

The fraudster who has targeted people in Plumstead, Greenwich and Eltham, calls people from an 0845 number to tell them their bank cars have been cloned.

They then ask that card and pin are sealed in an envelope which is collected by a cab driver who delivers them to addresses in central London.

Cards and pins are then used in shops and for internet shopping.

The caller even provides a 0845 number to call back so that the victim can be reassured the call is genuine.

When the victim calls back, the phone is answered by a person pretending to work in the bank's call centre.

Detective Inspector Bruce Galbraith said: "We have launched a thorough investigation and we are working to identify the culprits. I would urge members of the public to be alert and not give away any details, cards or pin numbers.

"If you are contacted, please contact your bank using the number showed on your bank statements, letters or any other correspondence. Do not use the number provided by the caller."

If you have information contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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