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FAO NHW - Bogus Police Officer Telephone Scams

Alert message sent 08/02/2018 13:35:00

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Dear NHW members

Over the past three days there have been six reported scam attempts in the Sherborne area, all using the same tactic. The bogus caller pretends to be a police officer who informs the recipient of the call that either they have someone under arrest with a cloned bank card, and they need the resident's bank card details as evidence, or that the bogus 'police officer' is investigating a fraud at the person's bank and they require them to withdraw £6000 and hand the notes over to a police officer outside the bank. They are told that the cashier is in on the scam and will give the resident fake notes which is why the 'police officer' will be outside to collect them.

Telephone scams are on the increase, may I ask that you make all your residents/community contacts aware please?

More details about the scams are on our Face Book page which is www.facebook.com/SherbornePolice/

Regards and thank you for your help.

PCSO Mark Jones
Sherborne Police Station
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Mark Jones (Dorset Police, PCSO 6269, Sherborne Rural)

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