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Third victim of ‘Post Office’ con-man

Following our reports last week that a 76-year-old Beverley woman had fallen victim to a con-man posing as a Post Office worker, who made off with the woman’s bank card and used it to withdraw hundreds of pounds from her account, police have revealed the man has struck again. 

This time the victim was an 89-year-old man living in Willerby. A spokesman told us: “This is the third incident reported to us whereby a man posing as a postal worker claimed there was an excess charge for a package, took a bank card from the victim to pay for it, then walked away with the card.” 

He continued “The victim handed over his card to the suspect and an attempt to withdraw £200 was later made at an ATM.” 

In renewing their appeals for information police also reissued their advice for people to always ask for identification when approached by someone on the doorstep. “If you’re not sure, call the firm they claim to be from. If they’re genuine, they won’t mind,” the spokesman added.