Thieves pretending to be police detectives have been targeting elderly people in Devon and asking them to withddraw large amounts of cash.
One victim was visited at his home by a man claiming to be a police detective. The man asked him to withdraw a large quantity of cash that he would return to collect and then a greater sum would be deposited into his bank account.
A police spokesman said: "Police officers will never ask members of the public to withdraw money.
"If you have any suspicions, please contact police by calling 101 quoting log number 513 11/10/17."