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Money Laundering scheme Alert

Alert message sent 30/01/2018 07:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Lincolnshire Police

Scam Alert

We have been advised that a potential scam is circulating in your area.


Scam details
 

Incident 211 of 28 January relates to a request made by a man on a Skegness facebook site to assist him in getting cash. The man posted that he had lost his bank card so he is asking if he can transfer money to the person's account asking them to then give him a "get cash code" from Natwest bank. A Skegness resident reported the incident after becoming suspicious of the circumstances.  

A similar incident was reported earlier the same day. Incident 104 relates to a resident, also in Skegness, who had responded to a plea on a Facebook group to help a man access cash by receiving a transfer and sending him a "get cash code" back. 
 


If you have been contacted by this company or person, please ring tel: 101 and report the details quoting incident number: 211/28th Jan.

Lincolnshire Police Economic Crime Unit are investigating the matter as a potential money laundering scheme and urging residents not to get involved with the people requesting help. 


If you are contacted by a cold caller over the telephone or on your doorstep, please consider these points:

• Do I really need the work/equipment being offered, if I haven’t already asked for a quote?
• Will the person provide a written contract/quote?
• Have I obtained other quotes to ensure the price being quoted is reasonable?
• Have I obtained any references for this company or checked them on companies house to see if they are a registered company?
• Have I checked to see if they are qualified to carry out the work ie Gas Safe registered engineer?


 If you are unsure of the company/person do not enter into or sign any agreement.

If a person refuses to leave your property, this is an offence and you should ring Tel: 101 to ask for assistance.

 



Company Registrations

To check if a company is registered and legal visit the website:

www.companieshouse.gov.uk

Lincolnshire Safer Communities Trading Standards.

For advice please call 03454 04 05 06.

Trading Standards nationally has an agreement with Citizens Advice Consumer Service to help you report a problem or obtain free, confidential and impartial advice and guidance on consumer issues.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (excluding bank holidays and public holidays)

Visit the website:

 www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

Gas Safe Register

www.gassaferegister.co.uk
 

Action Fraud
 
To report scams and Internet security issues.

Ring 0300 123 2040

or visit the website:

www.actionfraud.police.uk

Message sent by
Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

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