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Fraud investigations, Brisbane

Hendra Detectives are investigating a number of incidents of credit card theft and fraud where elderly victims have been targeted. 

The common tactic used by the offenders is to steal credit cards and then contact the victims by telephone claiming to be from the financial institution.   

The victims are told that their cards have been handed in and they are asked to provide their PIN details for verification.  On a few occasions victims have provided these details resulting in money being stolen from their account at ATM outlets. 

Police would like to speak with a man pictured in a security photograph outside a Springwood bank on April 29.  He may be able to assist with investigations into the theft of credit cards at an Aspley shopping centre the previous day. 

People are reminded that at no time should PIN numbers be disclosed to anyone and they should contact their financial institution immediately if cards are lost or stolen. 

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.  

Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.