A CRUEL scam is taking place in Eastbourne so beware.

The town and surrounding area is being targeted by this scam.

A person calls the landline pretending to be the MET Police.

As reassurance they provide a name and reference and say call back on 101.

However they leave their line open and pass you to a colleague.

You are NOT talking to the Met Police.

Their aim is to build trust to gain access to bank cards and details.