More reports to Dorset Police about telephone hoax

Dorset Echo: Residents on scam alert Residents on scam alert

SCAMMERS are continuing to target Dorset residents with a telephone hoax to gain access to bank accounts.

Dorset Police have received four reports today of the scam and is advising the public to be vigilant.

The force first warned residents of the fraud last month.

A force spokesman said: “It has been reported that telephone calls have been received from a person purporting to be a detective constable from the Metropolitan Police.

“They were told that a person known to them was in custody that had their bank details or had taken money from their accounts. The caller asks them to confirm their identity and in some cases asks them to hang up re-dial 999.”

In all of the incidents the victims did not comply with the caller and instead notified the police.

The spokesman added: "Telephone bank scams similar to this have been occurring nationally with people being defrauded of thousands of pounds.

“Dorset Police would like to warn members of the public that these scams are continuing across the county and to call the police to report any such suspicious calls.”

Full crime prevention advice can be found on the Dorset Police website dorset.police.uk

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10:01pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

A few useful sites and tools for the latest scams awareness and relevant information.

http://www.dorset.po
lice.uk/default.aspx
?page=4821

http://www.actionfra
ud.police.uk/news

http://www.moneywise
.co.uk/scams-rip-off
s/scams

http://whocallsme.co
m/

http://www.fraud-sto
ppers.info/alerts/in
dex.html

http://www.ageuk.org
.uk/money-matters/co
nsumer-advice/scams-
advice/ ( for elderly in particular)

http://www.millersmi
les.co.uk/ ( Phishing scams inc RSS feed for very latest news)

http://www.tradingst
andardsecrime.org.uk
/alerts/

Hope it helps.
A few useful sites and tools for the latest scams awareness and relevant information. http://www.dorset.po lice.uk/default.aspx ?page=4821 http://www.actionfra ud.police.uk/news http://www.moneywise .co.uk/scams-rip-off s/scams http://whocallsme.co m/ http://www.fraud-sto ppers.info/alerts/in dex.html http://www.ageuk.org .uk/money-matters/co nsumer-advice/scams- advice/ ( for elderly in particular) http://www.millersmi les.co.uk/ ( Phishing scams inc RSS feed for very latest news) http://www.tradingst andardsecrime.org.uk /alerts/ Hope it helps. Sigurd Hoeberth
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