Chief Superintendent Simon Walls said: “On two occasions, in the past few days, scammers have been successful in defrauding members of the public of over £35,000 in total. On both occasions, calls were received from a number which matched their bank’s helpline number. When the victims have answered they have been informed of problems with their accounts and asked to give their banking details to the caller. Unfortunately, once the banking details have been given the scammers were able to access the funds. We believe that these are not isolated incidents and that there have been other scams of this type.