Efit of woman issued connected to phone scame in Ringmer

Sussex Police released an efit for a woman connected with a fraud where someone posed as bank staff.

At around 10.15pm on February 12 a woman was called at her home in Harveys Lane, Ringmer by someone claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police who said there had been suspicious activity on her card.

It is then believed they left the line open while she rang her banks to cancel them. Around £1,350 was taken from her account.

This is the efit of the woman who came to her address to pick up the cards.

She is described as white but tanned, around 5’ 3”, with collar length straight hair and was wearing all black.

DC Laura James said: “Did you see this woman in the area late in the evening on February 12? Under no circumstances would the police or your bank request your pin number over the telephone or arrange collection of your bank cards from your home address in this manner.

“Never give out your bank details to someone who has contacted you on your home phone unsolicited. If you have any suspicions please do not use the phone you have just been called on to contact the police or your bank. If possible use another phone to contact the police to report it, or to contact a friend to relative to alert them.

“If you have any information contact Sussex Police via 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 44 of 13/2 or Operation Edisto. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”