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COURIER FRAUD ALERT

Alert message sent 28/11/2017 15:23:00

Information sent on behalf of Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police are receiving an increase in the reporting of a fraud, whereby victims receive calls from a male pretending to be a Police Officer who asks them to draw cash from their bank account.  In a recent example the caller pretended to be DC Smith from Hammersmith Fraud Squad. This person is targeting the elderly and vulnerable people within Lincolnshire.  The male will try to convince the victim that their bank details have been compromised and that there is a suspect working in their local bank/  The victim is told to withdraw an amount of money, this money will then be collected from their home address by a courier.  The fraudster keeps the telephone line open through the entire call tothe victim, meaning that if the victim attempts to call 101 or another number they will still be connected to the fraudster.  There are variations to the fraud including claims that the caller is from HMRC. 
If you receive such a call, hang up immediately and contact Action Fraud or your local Policing Team.
PCSO 2201 Guy McCusker
Glebe NPT
07973 845573 
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Guy McCusker (Support, PCSO NC11 Lincoln Glebe, North Box)

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