A TRICKSTER has been conning people out of their bank details by posing as an Essex police officer.

The man calls people at random and tells them their bank details have been found in possession of people who have been arrested.

The man claims to be an officer called Sgt James Hackett and tells people to call him back on the non-emergency 101 number.

But, victims have been fooled into thinking they are calling the non-emergency number and one person from Epping Forest was tricked into handing over their bank details.