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Telephone Scam

Alert message sent 13/06/2019 10:21:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Residents in the Chesterfield area are being targeted by telephone scammers who claim to be calling from BT and reporting a problem with the residents telephone/Internet lines.  The person states that there has been a compromise and as a result the line will be terminated within 24hrs.  Victims are encouraged to press 1 to be connected to an operator to rectify the problem.

These calls appear to be targeting Chesterfield numbers on the 01246 land line numbers.  

If this happens to you,  we encourage you or 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.  If you believe you have been a victim of this type of scam and have given bank details please contact your bank as soon as possible.
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Carole Woodall (Police, Communications Administrator, Derbyshire)

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