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Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:27 PM

Police are urging the public to be vigilant after an elderly woman received a suspicious phone call from a man stating they were calling from Metropolitan Police.

An 85-year-old woman from Painswick received a phone call at 10.30am today (Thursday 24 November) from a man claiming to be a detective from Metropolitan Police and he had information about Painswick and the victim.

Fortunately the woman did not give out any financial or personal information and was quick to end the phone call.

If you do not believe a call is genuine please end the call and ring 101. When you hang up, wait at least five minutes before attempting to make another call to ensure you’re not reconnected to the offender, or use a different phone such as a mobile or neighbour's phone.

Please remember to never give your PIN, security or bank details to anyone over the phone. A police officer in particular will never ask for these details.

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