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Alert message sent 10/11/2017 09:50:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Please be aware that we have received reports of a scam occurring in the Fareham area. Callers are contacting people and telling them they have a debt to pay. They are then requested to visit a shop and purchase a large amount of Itunes vouchers, this is sometimes hundreds of pounds. They are then requested to scratch off the cards and give the caller the serial number on the back.
Please can you be vigilant and speak to any vulnerable family members or friends who may fall victim to this. If you witness or suspect anyone vulnerable attempting to purchase a large amount of vouchers please call police on 101. We can then locate and check on that person's welfare.
Below are some ways to keep you and others safe from telephone scams
  • Never accept offers over the phone “if they sound too good to be true, they usually are”.
  • Never give personal details over the phone.
  • Report any suspicious phone calls to your phone company.
  • Consider registering your number with Telephone Preference Service (TPS Online) or 0845 070 0707.
  • Most telephone providers will block anonymous callers.
  • Never give your credit or bank card PIN number out over the phone. This information is never requested legitimately by your bank or the police.
  • If you think something is wrong, hang up the phone
Kind regards
PCSO Helen Kemble 15056
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Helen Kemble (Police, PCSO, Fareham District)

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