Tayside and Central Scotland

Man, 84, falls victim to phone scam

An 84-year-old Alloa man has had a "large amount" of money taken from his bank account after falling victim to a phone scam.

Police said the pensioner was kept on the phone for several hours and was asked for his bank details and internet passwords.

The call was from a person offering a refund and claiming to be from a company the man had dealt with before.

Officers said the caller had a "strong foreign accent."

A Police Scotland spokesman aid: "Unfortunately, due to the persuasive and constant nature of the caller's questioning the gentleman has eventually given most of these details."

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