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Alert message sent 28/02/2018 10:49:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police

Please can I bring to your attention the following from Inspector Drummond:

A Fraud MO is being conducted against elderly vulnerable people involving a male caller, described by various victims as having an Indian or foreign accent, contacting the vulnerable person knowing their name, address and bank in order to try to get them to withdraw money from the bank.

Offences have continued across the force with a potential further 14 incidents being called into the Police over the last few weeks. This is likely to be higher in number due to some incidents being reported directly to Action Fraud and others being unreported.

A couple of variations to the method have been observed, these being the victim being persuaded to transfer their money into the suspects bank account and also where the scam initially began as a BT/TalkTalk representative rather than from the Police/bank.

Please can I ask that you share this message as far and wide as you can.

This is to ensure that people are aware of the scam and that they a) don’t become a victim and b) they report the offence to the police.

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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

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