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Warning issued after unusual scam reported in Wolverhampton

We’re warning people across the West Midlands to be vigilant after an unusual phone box scam was reported to us in Wolverhampton.

An 89-year-old man was parked in a layby on Dudley Road on Monday (30 December) when he was approached by a man who told him that he was parked illegally and the matter had been captured on camera.

The pensioner was tricked in to going to a nearby phone box, where he was advised to insert a bank card into a reader followed by his car reg and PIN in order to pay a ‘reduced fine’.

He was led to believe the machine swallowed his card, but once he’d left, the trickster retrieved the card and used it to withdraw £1,650.

Please spread the word to help ensure friends and family don’t fall for the scam.

If you have ANY information about what happened, please contact us via Live Chat between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, tell them what you know, not who you are. Please quote crime number 20WV/ 676M/20.

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