Warning following reports of scam callers claiming to be police
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We are reminding members of the public to be vigilant following an recent increase in scams involving callers claiming to be police officers and targeting elderly people.
In two recent incidents, elderly individuals have been contacted by someone purporting to be a police officer and getting them to go to banks/building society, withdraw large amounts of money and then saying they would visit their address to collect the money.
Thankfully, in both of these incidents, the victims contacted police and the money was put back into their accounts.
We would like to reiterate that you will never be asked by officers to provide bank details or to withdraw money from your accounts.
If you receive a call like this, we advise you to hang-up and contact the relevant neighbourhood policing team which the caller is stating to be working in.
Contact us on 101, Facebook or Twitter. In an emergency, always dial 999.
If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud online at actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.