There has recently been renewed activity by Criminals posing as Police Officers and arranging to collect Credit Cards as "evidence" in an investigation.
If you are approached or telephoned in this way DO NOT surrender your credit cards or even details of them without contacting the Police (on the 101 number) and your credit card issuer (phone number on your credit card statement).
Genuine Police Officers would never approach you in this way.
Please tell your elderly relatives and neighbours not to open the door to anyone they do not know and not to hand over any cards or money on the doorstep.
Incidents of this nature can be reported to Crime stoppers on 0800 555111, where your call will be taken in confidence and you do not have to give your details.