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Pensioner 'duped' in apparent hanging basket scam

Residents urged to be on the lookout after Barlby pensioner becomes victim of alleged scam.

Pensioner 'duped' in apparent hanging basket scam

Police are trying to trace a woman who allegedly duped an elderly Barlby man into paying £40 for a hanging basket.

The incident occurred at around 4:15 pm on Monday afternoon when the woman approached the home of the 91-year-old resident in the Barlby Crescent area. 

She is alleged to have duped the victim in to purchasing a hanging basket for around £40 despite it being not worth anywhere near that amount.

Officers investigating the incident are asking for anyone who had similar experiences in recent days to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 12160133281.


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First published at 21:29 on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016.