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Telephone Scam

Alert message sent 19/06/2017 15:06:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Dear Resident,

 

You may be aware that there have recently been incidents of telephone scams in your area. The purpose of this newsletter is not to frighten you but to raise your awareness and ask you to be extra vigilant.

 

We would like to raise awareness to a particular scam where a cold caller contacts a residents’ home and falsely states they are an employee of the police. They claim to want residents’ help to expose a bank which is dispensing counterfeit notes; however this is not the case. The caller will encourage a resident to withdraw large sums of money to be collected by courier for an ongoing investigation. These scams can be very convincing with perpetrators knowing personal details of their victim. Victims have also been urged by the perpetrators not to tell anyone of this request.

 

If you receive any calls of which you are unsure of please do not hesitate to contact us. If an individual claims to be an employee of the police, please take details of their name and collar number, then you can phone 101 and confirm whether these details are genuine. Please do not give out any of your personal details unless you are confident of who you are talking to. If possible, please make a note of any phone numbers such individuals have phoned from.

 

Kind regards,

PCSO 15927 Lucinda Mack

Eastleigh East Neighbourhood Policing Team

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Lucinda Mack (Police, PCSO, Eastleigh)

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