Longmoor Neighbourhood Policing Team have received reports of a scam that is currently circulating in the area.
Residents have reported that they have received calls on their landline and on some occasions on their mobile phone. The caller is claiming to be Detective Martin Collins from the Police Fraud Squad. The caller is advising residents that there has been fraudulent activity on their bank account in the Birmingham area.
The caller is requesting residents go to their bank to withdraw money and asking that they do not disclose the nature of the call to anyone.
In some reports, the caller has requested that the residents take the withdrawn money to a location or that they will send a courier to the address to collect the money.
- The Police will NEVER ask for your bank account details.
- The bank will NEVER call you to ask you to verify your personal details or PIN by phone. Hang up if you get a call like this.
- If you need to call your bank back to check, wait five minutes; fraudsters may stay on the line after you hang up. Alternatively, use a different line altogether to call your bank.
- NEVER tell anyone your PIN number
- NEVER give personal information or bank account details to anyone over the phone
- NEVER hand over your card, money or valuables to someone at the door to be sent off elsewhere
If someone comes to your door claiming to be a police officer, always ask to see their identification. Close the door and call 101 to check they are genuine, a real police officer will not mind waiting whilst you check.
If you would like to report a similar incident, you can contact us on 101. Alternatively you can contact Action Fraud on 03001232040.
If you would like more information on scams, please visit the link below - http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/types_of_fraud
Longmoor Neighbourhood Policing Team