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Be Aware - Fraudsters are posing as Police Officers from the Fraud Department

Alert message sent 21/06/2019 15:48:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Fraudsters are making phone calls and introducing themselves as Police Officers claiming to be from the fraud department.  They are stating that there is counterfeit money in your bank account and that the money needs to be withdrawn. Once you have withdrawn the money, they are then sending someone to act as a courier to the home address to collect the money from you. The fraudsters are calling from a no caller ID so the number cannot be traced.
Please remember that Police and your bank will NEVER:
• Phone you to ask for your 4-digit card PIN or your online banking password

• Send someone to your home to collect your cash, PIN, payment card or cheque book
Fraudsters can sound extremely professional and will do all they can to convince you that their call is genuine.

 Criminals may already have some information about you, for example your name and address. So don’t assume that a call is genuine just because they have these details or because they claim to represent a legitimate organisation you use or a person that you know.

If you’re ever at all suspicious about a call, then just hang up the phone.

Message sent by
Lisa Moore (Police, PCSO, Test Valley District)

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