A man has been arrested in Hatfield in connection with three fraud cases, after police stopped £16,000 being stolen.

During March this year, at least three people were contacted by someone claiming to be from their bank.

The victims were informed that the caller was investigating fraudulent activity on their accounts and asked them to withdraw cash and send it to an address in Hatfield.

Police had been informed of the scams and intercepted the parcels of cash before they were handed over by the postal service, preventing more than £16,000 from being stolen.

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A 27-year-old man from Northampton was arrested in Hatfield on Tuesday, March 26. He has been bailed whilst the investigation continues.

"These types of phone scams are unfortunately quite common, with fraudsters posing as bank staff or police officers," said Detective Constable Craig Blake, from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Serious Fraud and Cyber Unit.

"The important thing to remember is that you will never be asked to hand over cash or personal banking details by legitimate callers."

“If you believe you may have been a victim of a similar fraud – please report the details to Action Fraud.”