Police – SCAM Awareness

We are asking the public to be vigilant towards a fraudulent scam where offenders are pretending to be Police Officers from their local Police Station.

The incidents start where suspects pretending to be Police Officers, target either elderly or vulnerable individuals and contact them via phone and state that there is an issue with their bank cards and Police require them for ‘investigation’.  Money is either then transferred to these individuals, or on some occasions offenders have attended their address, collected either cash and the victim’s bank cards and then withdrew money.

A genuine Police Officer would never call about bank accounts and ask for personal bank details over the phone.

Should any of you or anyone you know fall victim to this scam then please either report this via 101 or this link here – https://orlo.uk/DVx6D