Monday, 4 July 2011

BOGUS POLICE OFFICERS

Back in March 2011, Local Police received a number of reports from elderly victims where they had received phone calls from people claiming to be police officers. Two new offences occurred on 23/06/11.

These 'police officers' generally inform the elderly victim that they are investigating a fraud and need the victims help as their money is not safe. They ask them to withdraw a large sum of money from their account, which will then be "marked" by police and returned to the victim. Needless to say the money is not returned.

The suspects are very convincing, they provide phone numbers for the victims to verify the suspects are 'police officers'. They will even provide cabs for victims with mobility problems.

Please can you warn friends & neighbours especially those that are elderly and/or vulnerable


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