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'Bank worker' dupes OAP out of PS40k.

A PENSIONER lost more than PS40,000 after being duped by a man who claimed to call from her bank.

The woman from Kelso, Roxburghshire, who is in her 70s, was told there had been fraudulent activity on her account.

The caller advised her to transfer her money into other bank accounts, allegedly set up in her name, until the issue was resolved.

The woman made transfers to five different accounts earlier this month.

Police launched an investigation after they were contacted by a relative of the victim on Sunday.

Detective Sergeant Stevie Halls, of Galashiels CID, warned people to be vigilant, adding: "These criminals are highly manipulative and can be very convincing."

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Date:Mar 20, 2018
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