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Pensioner, 73, tricked into handing £2,000 cash to delivery driver on her doorstep

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A retired woman was coerced into handing £2,000 to a complete stranger on her doorstep, under the impression that she was assisting assisting with a high-profile fraud investigation on counterfeit bank notes.

Mary White, 73, from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire received a phone call from a man purporting to an officer from Paddington police station in London last month.

He explained that a man who claimed to be her grandson - and had several of her bank cards - was in custody. "It happened on the 20th January 2021 at about 10am," Mary, who lives in Bedfordshire, said. "I got a call from a man who told me he was a detective at Paddington Police Station from a withheld number. "He told me that he had a young man in his twenties in his custody

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