CUMBRIA Police has issued a fresh warning over fraudsters using a voucher scam to con residents out of money.

Detectives said there have been at least two incidents in recent weeks where people have lost money through the re-emergence of a fraud tactic.

Officers have previously warned over people being contacted and asked to buy vouchers from household brands in return for fictional services, money owed or work being carried out.

Now they are again urging people to take care and help educate family members and friends about the threat.

The scammers do not need the physical card to redeem the value and get victims to read out the serial code on the back over the phone.

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