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Fraud And Forgery

Alert message sent 27/10/2017 14:22:00

Information sent on behalf of Lincolnshire Neighbourhood Watch

Good Afternoon,

Lincolnshire Police would like to make you aware of a recent incident of Fraud and Forgery.

An elderly gentleman in the area has been the victim of a scam involving a large amount of money.

The Gentleman was contacted by someone via telephone pretending to be a Sergeant from the "Fraud Office" He was told that the Fraud Office were investigating his bank branch and that they needed him to withdraw £10,000 to aid the investigation. The gentleman was told not to say anything to the bank about the investigation when he made the withdrawal. He was also told that a courier would collect the money from him.

The fraud department of the police or insurance company would NEVER ask you to withdraw that amount of money and hand it to a third party.

We have experienced similar offences previously however we are not familiar with the method they have used on this occasion. We are aware that offenders have previously convinced their victim that their account has been hacked and to provide them with their bank details, PIN and password over the telephone. Any law abiding company/bank/organisation would not ask you to do this.

If you have ANY doubts please contact your local police.

Police are making enquiries into the incident and are supporting the victim in this case.

Message sent by
Bethany Stevens (Police, PCSO, Grantham)

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