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Police warn residents of bank card scam "with a twist"

North Yorkshire Police are warning residents of a new bank card scam similar to a well-known one but "with a twist".

North Yorkshire Police are warning residents of a new bank card scam similar to a well-known one but "with a twist".

The force have had reports during the last week of a scam that involves fraudsters calling victims and claiming to be from their bank.

The scammer have said that they will issue the victim with a new bank card - but that they will need to collect their old one.

The victim then hands over their bank card to the fraudster and in the most recent case, the card has then been used to make £8,000 of fraudulent purchases.

A police spokesperson said:

"Please remember, your bank will never ask you to hand over your bank card in this way. "Never give your bank card to anyone and never disclose your pin number to anyone. "Please let as many people as possible know about this and help keep everyone safe. And if you think you have fallen victim to this or any other scams please ring 101 to report this to us."

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