THIEVES stole £800 from an OAP after convincing him he needed to pay a parking fine.
Two men told the pensioner, in his 80s, that he had parked on the street illegally while he was sitting in his car and demanded that he pay a fine.
They said it could be canceled later if he showed up a valid disability badge and took him to a withdrawal point to collect the money in Ewell, Surrey.
But they emptied his card and withdrew £800 from another withdrawal point in Epsom after a member of the public told the victim he was being scammed on Wednesday, Surrey Live reported.
Surrey Police said: “Thanks to the quick thinking of several vigilant members of the public, an elderly man was rescued from the scammers.
“Unfortunately, thieves managed to get around £800 in cash after the suspects approached the victim, who is in his 80s, while he was sitting in his car on Ruxley Road around 11:55am. .
“Two men, described as Asian and fully clothed in black, claimed that the victim had parked illegally and that he would have to pay a fine. The latter could be canceled if he present a valid disability badge.
“A resident noticed the man being taken to the cash machine by the suspects and realized something was up, approached them and told the victim he was being scammed. The suspects then ran away. .
“The card was then used to withdraw £800 from a withdrawal point at Barclays Bank in Epsom.”
Last week, we reported how a First time mom gets fined £60 for parking while giving birth.
We also show how the drivers fighting in a council parking lot including 130 different types of fees.
And another driver received a £100 parking ticket after an attendant locked him in the parking lot.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8467671/scam-warning-oap-conned-fine/ Massive scam alert as heartless thieves trick OAP out of £800 after bullying him to pay FAKE parking fine