Fake detectives steal money from victims in Barnsley scam

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Fraudsters pretending to be police detectives have stolen money from two victims in Barnsley.

Both victims received telephone calls from men claiming to be investigating bank account thefts and fraud.

They were then asked to withdraw the money from their account and a detective would collect it.

The first incident involved a woman in her 60s from Sackup Lane, Darton who was targeted on Monday. A second incident on Tuesday involved a woman in Byland Way, Monk Bretton.

Call police on 101 quoting incident 610 of February 23.