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We later released they had rung him, claiming to be from the Met Police.'They wanted him to go to his bank and get all the money out of his account and they would check the fingerprints of the money.

So he had taken it all out, put it in the box, and then they told him not to tell anyone what it was about.'Mr Stone was taken back to the Marlow branch of Nat West by two police officers to get the cash back into his account.

Mrs Campbell, 22, from Stewarton, said: 'Stuart just said 'we've got something for you,' and I thought it was something for the wedding.

They told him to withdraw £12,000 from his bank account and hand it over to a taxi driver who would drive it to London so they could check for fingerprints on the bank notes.He was also in regular contact with one of the ringleaders.Mrs Burnham, whose husband Anthony has since died, said they lost their entire life savings.You think you're helping people out.'They say they want the money because it's got fingerprints on it and it's somebody at the bank, they might be able to catch them and you believe them. I was rushing about, I went for my "flu jab, came back at about 1.30pm.I hadn't had anything to eat and then you think the police are phoning, you don't register."'After contacting the police, Mr Rashid returned to Mr Stone's home and gave him back his money, much to his delight.'He's a wonderful man and friend now, a very, very good friend,' said Mr Stone.'I'll start using his taxis now so I'll make sure I use him then.'I'm really angry that people can do something like that though, rob you and take your money - targeting old people as well,' he added.'How can they do that?

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