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UK News Scots fraudsters conned 33 pensioners out of £630k using bank account scam

18:15  12 february  2020
18:15  12 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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a man holding a sign: Mohammed Rafiq, from Motherwell, was part of a gang who duped 33 vulnerable victims out of £630,000 © Getty/SWNS Mohammed Rafiq, from Motherwell, was part of a gang who duped 33 vulnerable victims out of £630,000

A "relentless" conman who tricked pensioners into handing over their savings by pretending to be a fraud investigator has been jailed.

Mohammed Rafiq, from Motherwell, was part of a gang who duped 33 elderly and vulnerable victims out of £630,000 in just eight months.

But the 34-year-old was finally caught after he convinced an old woman in Kent to transfer £12,100.

The woman told officers she had a call from someone claiming to be a fraud investigator, who instructed her to transfer £6,500 into a 'safe account' because her own account had been compromised by criminals.

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A Lancashire pensioner who was conned out of £ 7,000 by fraudsters over the phone is warning other elderly people to avoid her fate. "Marjorie", 73, from the Fylde Coast was told in February she had won £ 210,000 in a contest by a man claiming to be from a US lottery organisation.

She was told not to tell anyone at the bank why she was moving the money.

She later received a second call asking her to send a further £5,600. The second payment was blocked by the victim's bank before police were notified.

One of Rafiq's accomplices had used his mobile phone to book a taxi to the bank for the victim, and officers were able to trace the number to an address in Glasgow.

Cops raided the address and Rafiq, along with another man, were arrested at the scene.

The pair were later charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation after being connected with a large number of other crimes across the country.

Both men originally denied any wrongdoing but later pleaded guilty at the start of their trial.

Rafiq was jailed for three-and-a-half years at Maidstone Crown Court in Kent.

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a man looking at the camera: Mohammed Rafiq was jailed for more than three years for his role in the scam © SWNS Mohammed Rafiq was jailed for more than three years for his role in the scam

Shahzad Javed, 37 and from Glasgow, was sentenced to 14 months, suspended for 18 months, at the same court. He was also given 200 hours of unpaid work.

Samheel Baig, 39, also from Glasgow, was jailed for six years and nine months in July 2018 as part of the same investigation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Mark Newman said: "Mohammed Rafiq and his accomplices were relentless in their efforts to trick as many victims as possible into handing over the contents of their bank accounts.

"Their crimes demonstrate a shocking lack of empathy for a large number of elderly and vulnerable people who in some cases lost their life savings. The effect these offences had on them and their families cannot be understated.

"We are always keen to remind people that the police or your bank will never ask you to draw out money or send a courier to your home to collect any cash. If you ever receive a telephone call fitting this description, please clear the line immediately without providing any information.

"Please also pass this advice on to any elderly or vulnerable residents as the more people who know about the scam, the less successful it will be for those who to seek to benefit from the misery of others."

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