Morden Park pensioner conned into giving fake lottery winner £2,000 in Sutton
A pensioner was duped into giving a woman pretending to have lost a lottery ticket £2,000.
The 82-year-old woman was tricked in withdrawing the money by a distressed ‘foreign’ woman on Wednesday, September 4.
The victim had just finished shopping in Asda in Sutton High Street when she was approached by a woman who was crying.
The woman, who only spoke in broken English, said she needed help to find a certain firm of solicitors so she could cash a £3,000 winning lottery ticket and travel to visit her father who was very ill.
A male approached and joined in the conversation between the two women and used his i-Pad to show them a webpage featuring the lottery win.
He put some money in the distressed woman’s bag and encouraged the female victim to put some money in too - money that would be given back to her when the lottery ticket was cashed.
The victim went into her bank in the High Street and withdrew £2,000 from her account which she gave to the distressed woman.
All three of them got into a taxi so the victim could go to her home near Morden Park and pick up her passport to claim the money back.
During the journey, the female got out saying she felt ill and needed the toilet. The male then asked for a further £50 from the victim to purchase some ‘securities’ from the bank. He then got out of the vehicle. Neither were seen again.
The victim checked with her bank who knew nothing about any such securities.
The female is described as aged about 40, short and chubby build and European accent. She was wearing a flower pattern dress and had olive skin.
The man was wearing a freshly pressed or ironed white or cream jacket, aged 35-40, also with olive skin aned was described asvery tall and slim, and spoke with a broken English/European accent.
If you have any information about this incident, please call Sutton Police station on 101 quoting 4008519/13. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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