CCTV image released after fraudsters pose as police officers to scam Todwick pensioners out of £8,000

Police officers in Rotherham have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection to an incident in which fraudsters posed as police officers.

By Sam Jackson
Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 10:23 am

A 62-year-old man and an 82-year-old woman were contacted on the phone by a number of people claiming to be police officers from forces across the country.

This happened at around 6.52pm on June 3.

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Officers from South Yorkshire Police want to speak to this man.

The victims were asked to withdraw money to help ‘the police’ check if the notes were counterfeit.

A fraudster attended the victims’ home address in the Todwick area posing as a courier, and coerced them into handing over more than £8,000.

The victims realised they had been the victim of a scam and reported it to South Yorkshire Police on June 8.

Police now want to speak to the man in the CCTV image, as he may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 361 of June 8.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via its website

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