A significant amount of money has been duped out of three people in the Helston area after they were targeted by scammers.

Police said that the fraudsters had tricked the victims into transferring "a lot of money" into a 'safe account'.

PCSO Julia Berry said one woman had been contacted by a "very plausible person" saying her television licence was out of date, resulting in her transferring money over.

"Another one was a phone call and the person concerned was asked to transfer money into a safe account, because her bank account was being 'fraudulently targeted'," she added.

PCSO Berry said that as a result officers had been working hard to safeguard people from further attempts.

She warned: "Banks do not ring up and ask details. These people are very plausible and they know what they're doing.

"A lot of money was transferred."