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Police advice after telephone scammer incidents

18 Jan 2016 13:03 PM

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Police are once again reminding the public to remain vigilant to the problem of telephone scammers - as fraudsters are continuing to operate here.

Officers have received four reports of telephone calls from fraudsters today (Monday, January 18) - where offenders have purported to be from the Metropolitan Police investigating bank fraud asking for funds to be transferred. Police have established that today no funds were handed over but officers want to again urge residents to be alert to the problem.

Detective Inspector Angela Hufton wants to remind the public to be on their guard and continue to follow police advice to protect themselves from becoming a victim of these fraudsters.

DI Hufton said: "We want to make it clear that a police officer will never ask you to move funds from one bank account to another. That would not happen.  Anyone who says they are a police officer and asks you to do this are clearly fraudsters.

"I would ask that you remain vigilant and try and look after family, friends or neighbours who could be susceptible to these criminals. Pass on our advice and contact us immediately if it is believed they have had a similar call or been targeted online."

Police give the following steps to avoid becoming a victim:

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