RESIDENTS have been warned to be on their guard after a Bromsgrove man in his 60s was targeted by a PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) scam.
He received a number of calls last Wednesday (May 6) from someone claiming to be representing a PPI company in Yorkshire.
The caller told him to change £245 into UKash vouchers, saying the firm would then send a courier to collect them and then, in return, give him £1,000 in cash and a £1,450 cheque.
Luckily the man realised it was a scam and contacted the police about the incident, which has prompted officers to issue a warning to other residents to be vigilant.
They have urged people, if they have elderly friends or family members, to make them aware of the situation.
And officers urged anyone receiving a call like this to hang up and report it to the police by calling 101.
“Remember, never give any personal details over the phone,” added the police spokesperson.