Police warning over numbers

Police are warning cash card owners never to give out their PIN numbers after a quantity of cash was stolen from an account.A woman from Martlesham, who had lost her purse or who had it stolen, was at work on April 12 when she received a telephone call from a man claiming to be a bank manager.

Police are warning cash card owners never to give out their PIN numbers after a quantity of cash was stolen from an account.

A woman from Martlesham, who had lost her purse or who had it stolen, was at work on April 12 when she received a telephone call from a man claiming to be a bank manager. He told her that someone had been into the bank he managed and tried to use her card to obtain cash.

He asked whether she had her purse and what it looked like. The woman said no and gave him a description of the square red leather purse.

He then asked her to verify personal details including her PIN number, which she did. He then said he would call her back. He did a few minutes later telling her a woman had been arrested and the cards stopped. Later the woman received a call from her bank saying several withdrawals had been made in a short space of time. She was then told that no manager of the name given by the man existed.

Police are investigating the theft and are asking anyone who may have information about the incident to call Pc 531 Fairweather at Woodbridge Police on 01473 613500.

Officers are also urging anyone with cash, debit or credit cards never to give out personal information, particularly your PIN, to unsolicited callers. They say banks never ask for a PIN number.

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