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Warning after man claiming to be a detective from Scotland Yard demands Norfolk woman to withdraw money

PUBLISHED: 15:52 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:17 17 August 2017

Norfolk police have warned people to be wary of cold callers claiming to be police officers. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Norfolk police have warned people to be wary of cold callers claiming to be police officers. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

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Officers are reminding Norfolk residents to be vigilant following another incident involving a cold caller claiming to be a police officer.

On Wednesday a woman was called by a man claiming to be ‘DCI Jack Wells’ from the Metropolitan Police at Scotland Yard and he demanded she withdraw a large amount of cash from banks in Acle and Wroxham.

The man then stated that someone would come and meet her afterwards to collect the money.

MORE: Warning issued to Norfolk residents over cold callers claiming to be police officers

The warning comes after previous calls were received by a number of residents in the Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Potter Heigham areas.

Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant when dealing with cold callers and that genuine police officers or staff would never approach residents in this manner or ask them to withdraw money.

Anyone with concerns about such calls should contact Norfolk police on 101.

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