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Fraud Scam by phone

Alert message sent 13/06/2019 10:13:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Residents of Derby are being targeted by a telephone scam where fraudsters are claiming to be Police officers from the Fraud Squad,  Metropolitan Police, London,  They are using the names DC Clarke, DC Ryan and Sergeant Wiggins.  In all cases we have been made aware of victims who have been advised that their bank accounts are being used to purchase items in the London area and these fraud squad officers are investigating.  Victims are then convinced to go to the bank to withdraw large amounts of money.  They are told by the callers to keep this information confidential as they do not want the investigation process to be jeopardised.  The caller will remain on the call to them and once the money has been withdrawn, a courier will be sent to the address to collect the money.

The fraudsters appear to be targeting 01332 numbers.  We would encourage anyone who has received this type of call to contact Derbyshire Police on 101 to pass any information they have such as telephone numbers.  Please warn friends, family and neighbours of this type of scam.
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Carole Woodall (Police, Communications Administrator, Derbyshire)

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