Norfolk Police have asked us to get this message out to parishioners, particularly those who are elderly or vulnerable:
Within the last 24 hours a number of households in our local area have again been contacted by someone purporting to be a Detective from Paddington Police Station saying that their bank account had been compromised. The caller sounds very genuine and has managed to trick several people into giving away their personal and bank details. In previous incidents victims have either been encouraged to withdraw large sums of money from their bank account which is later collected from their home address or to hand over their bank card to somebody who calls at their address after giving away their PIN.
Despite regular warnings like this one, unfortunately victims continue to literally lose thousands of pounds. Please help get this message out to those people in the community who may not have access to IT/social media.