Still these scams prove fruitful. Banks are helping to spot unusually large withdrawals but clearly more needs to be done.
Police are warning that residents in the New Forest could be targeted by a bank scam, which led to a pensioner handing over £200,000 of savings to conmen. The 75-year-old woman was tricked into believing she was speaking to representatives from the Halifax bank fraud squad on the phone. They told her they had spotted fraudulent activity on her account and told her to follow their instructions to catch those responsible.