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After detailed probe, cops identified the conmen as Arjun ( 28) and Suresh Nagar ( 31) and arrested them from Pandav Nagar.
Some conmen have call centre training which means they sound genuine when they call up pretending to be from a telecoms company.
The sorry victims you'll find catalogued on these pages are as disparate a bunch of characters as the crooks and conmen who targeted them.
Residents can also fall victim when their financial accounts are hacked using the banking information they had unwittingly shared with the conmen.
The heartless conmen convinced the couple they needed work done to their home and talked them into parting with the cash.
The conmen are operating on the Irish website toutless.
In order to gain the confidence, the conmen would ask the aetargetsAE to hand over a small amount u around Dh5,000 u which they wrapped in a piece of paper and with a sleight of hand in the dark, would produce a aemysteryAE packet.
In the past two weeks we have seen two examples of conmen posing as Yorkshire Water workers tricking their way into homes in Bradley.
The conmen, who convinced their victims they worked for the 'water board', struck at Witton Gilbert and Bowburn villages near Durham, between 3pm and 3.
Once armed with a customer's details, the conmen can access accounts.
It is the latest in a series of distraction burglaries in which conmen "panic" their victims into allowing them inside.
The conmen have been issuing fake letters bearing the county's letterhead to their targets.