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Fraud Alert

Alert message sent 28/11/2017 18:19:00

Information sent on behalf of Lincolnshire Police

Hi
Lincolnshire Police are receiving a sharp 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.  For example the fraudster/caller pretends to be  'DC Smith from Hammersmith Fraud Squad'  He will try to convince the victim who is usually elderly and vulnerable, that their bank details have compromised and there is suspect working in the local bank.  The victim is told to remove an amount of money this money will then be collected from their home address by a courier.   The fraudsters keep the telephone lines open through the entire call to the victim meaning that if the victim attempts to call another number they will still be connected to the fraudsters.  Another variation is the caller will claim to be from HMRC and will tell the victim they owe a tax bill.   If you receive any such calls please call Lincolnshire Police on 101, make sure you have a dialling tone before dialing the number. 
Thank you
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Christina Worden (Support, PCSO NC10 Lincoln Castle & Minster, Lincoln Station)

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