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Fraudsters claiming to be from ‘fraud control’ take pensioner’s cash

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Police on Wednesday warned the public to be cautious of people coming to the door claiming they are from the authorities after an 81-year-old woman was fooled into handing over her cash to two women claiming to be from ‘fraud control’.

The incident happened in Limassol on Tuesday afternoon when two women showed up at the woman’s door and asked for her bank notes to check they were not counterfeit, and they would return them later. They did not say how much the scammers were given.

According to the description given to police, the two women were of medium build while one had blonde hair and the other dark hair.

“Police request the public and especially the elderly to be very careful and in the event that one of these persons approaches them, not to trust them and to inform the Police immediately at the number 1460 or their nearest police station,” a statement said.

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