24 Oct 2014

Pair arrested in scam inquiry

10:14 pm on 24 October 2014

Two people have been arrested in connection with an alleged Meridian scam that has targeted elderly residents in Christchurch.

Police say a 25-year-old woman and man, 19, will appear in Christchurch District Court next week each facing two fraud related charges including obtain by deception.

They say the arrests are a timely reminder to everyone to think twice before giving out any personal information or bank or card details to anybody.

Police are asking anyone who has been approached in a similar manner or notices any suspicious or fraudulent activity to report it straight away.