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Fraudsters Target Cornwall

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:01am 5th May 2013.

Fraudsters have conned thousands of pounds out of victims in Cornwall and Devon.

A doctors' surgery in Liskeard is the latest place targeted by criminals.

They have also swiped wallets at hotels, a golf club and a hospital.

Then they phone their victim, pretending to be from their bank, to get the pin number.

PC Phil Tucker from Devon and Cornwall Police is on the case.

He said: "When somebody phones you up with all these details, people tend to relax and think they must be genuinely from the bank and then ultimately what they want is the pin detail so then they can make cash withdrawals and various transactions.

"No bank or building society or credit card company will ask you for your pin details. They won't ask you for sensitive details. Normally, a password or something is set up and they will ask you for characters of that password. They would never ask you for the full password."

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