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Mole Valley Beat Bulletin Friday 9th February 2018

Alert message sent 09/02/2018 12:02:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police

Fraud

Victim has been persuaded to take out large amount of cash from bank and then handed over cash and cards to unknown man who attended home address this week in Dorking area.

Please please share this advice with any neighbours or relations you may feel are vulnerable –

Your bank or the police will never call you to ask you to verify your personal details or PIN by phone or offer to pick up your card by courier. Hang up if you get a call like this.

If you need to call your bank back to check, wait five minutes; fraudsters may stay on the line after you hang up. Alternatively, use a different line altogether to call your bank.

Your debit or credit card is yours – don’t let a stranger take it off you. You should only ever have to hand it over at your bank. If it’s cancelled, you should destroy it yourself.

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/fraud-az-courier-scam

Counterfeit Money

Counterfeit £50 note was used in a shop on Kingston Rd Leatherhead yesterday lunch time - please remain vigilant in case these pop up in other areas of MoleValley and take a look at the B of E advice - enquiries continue ref *14687 https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/…/how-to-check-your-banknot…

 

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“Counterfeit banknotes are rare and also worthless. We cannot reimburse you for counterfeit banknotes.

If you suspect that you have a counterfeit banknote, please take it to your nearest police station. The police should fill out an NCO-1 form and provide you with a receipt and incident number. The suspect notes will be sent to the National Crime Agency and if counterfeit to the Bank of England for further examination.

If you have information about someone making, selling or using counterfeit banknotes, please contact the police or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Counterfeiting directly funds organised crime. It hurts the UK economy by creating losses for businesses, which ultimately affects the cost of things that we buy. It also affects the pocket of anyone who receives a counterfeit note, as they are worthless. If you report counterfeiting to the police, you are helping with investigations and alerting them to a problem in their area. This means that they can take action to protect your community.
 Bank of England

WANTED: Have you seen James McDonagh?

 

Surrey Police is appealing for the public’s help in locating 35-year-old James McDonagh.

James is wanted in connection with a series of burglaries in the Tandridge area in January.

He is a white man of average build and around 5ft11in tall.

James has links to the Tandridge area, Tooting and the wider London area.  

If you have seen James or have any information on his whereabouts please call 101 quoting reference number, PR/45180003727.

 

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Andy Reid (Surrey Police, InTheKnow.Community Administrator, Mole Valley)

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