A CARD scam has been reported in the Kirkby Lonsdale after someone lost ‘a substantial amount’ of money to thieves.

A spokeswoman for Cumbria police explained the scam came in an email from Apple.com, asking the victim to ‘verify’ their account with them.

The victim was asked for personal details, including card details, which they handed over.

“The victim then had a substantial amount taken from his account,” said PCSO Mandy Coleman, for the Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh area.

“This is a scam and is becoming more frequent.”

She urged local people not to give out any details, either over the phone or by email.

“If you are suspicious then get in touch with your provider to clarify details,” she added.