Scam warning

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A PENSIONER has warned people in Eastbourne to be on the look-out for a phone scam doing the rounds locally.

The lady, who did not want to be named, said she had taken a call from someone telling her she had won a competition through her bank.

There was a cash prize but she was told that she needed to hand over her bank details so they could check they had the right person.

Thankfully, she refused, knowing a scam when she saw one, but she wants other people to be aware that con-men are operating in the area.

She said, “I knew it was a scam but some people might not. These sort of people pray on the elderly and I hope nobody falls for it.”