Warning over fake lottery winning fraudsters in Harrow

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People are being warned to steer clear of a pair of fraudsters who duped an elderly man out of thousands.

The victim was waiting at a bus stop Elm Park Road, Pinner, on July 7 when he was approached by a man asking directions to a solicitors.

He said he had won the lottery and was in need of legal assistance to claim the money.

A second man appeared at the scene, who helped convince the man to go to his bank and withdraw cash to help them claim the winning ticket.

The victim was driven to the cash machine and after he had got the cash out one of the suspects pretended to be ill and asked him to go to the chemist.

When the man got out of the car the pair drove away with the money.

The two men involved in the incident are descrived as in their 30s and of Asian appearance.

Sergeant Stuart Colman said: "Fraudsters come in many guises, are extremely clever and convincing and use various tactics to get you to part with your cash.

“They are unscrupulous and target the elderly and most vulnerable people in our community. Be suspicious, and remember if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police.

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