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Courier Fraud

Alert message sent 15/02/2019 13:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police

On the 13/02/2019 a Rutland resident received a call from the suspect purporting to be a Police Officer. The suspect advised the victim they were working on a fraud case concerning the victim’s bank account and requested assistance with an investigation. The victim was then asked to withdraw a large sum of money from their bank account to be sent for forensic analysis.  The victim withdrew the money and was given a password and told to go home and await the arrival of an Officer. An hour and half later a black male aged between 22 – 30 years old with plaited pointy hair, smartly dressed wearing a suit, tie and long coat  arrived at the victims house and said he was from the collection agency and gave a password previously given. The male was then given the money. No ID was shown. No vehicle was sighted. The person that previously called also said the victim would receive a refund for the taxi fare to the bank and a £500 reward for their assistance, later that evening.
The Police will never ask for money to be withdrawn/handed over to assist with an investigation.
There are currently no identifiable suspects and enquiries are currently ongoing. If anyone has any information please call 101 quoting 19000079339.
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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

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