POLICE in Welshpool are urging residents not to fall for a courier call scam.

The scam sees the scammer call and pretend to be a police officer alerting the victim to fraudulent activity on their bank card, before going on to ask for details about the card and offering to collect it from their address.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police's Welshpool policing team said: "We have become aware of criminals pretending to be police officers calling residents in Dyfed Powys.

"Please tell friend, family, neighbours about this.

"They phone to tell you about fraudulent activity on your bank card but then start asking you for personal information or even your PIN to verify who you are.

"They may try to offer you peace of mind by having someone pick up your bank card from you to save you the trouble of having to go to your bank or local police station.

"These callers are criminals who will try gain your trust by making you think they are police officers.

"Do not engage in conversation with them. Do not allow them to arrange collection of bank cards. Put the phone down. Block the number they called from.

"Report it to Dyfed Powys Police - https://dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/contact-us/report-an-incident/ or phone 101."