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Courier Fraud Alert

Alert message sent 24/03/2020 09:30:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Police have been made aware of a Fraud Incident which occurred recently. The incident has been reported to Police and the information is as follows...

A male going by the name of "John Mason" has called purporting to be from the "Fraud Squad"

The male (John) has then explained to the victim that their bank account was in danger and that he needed the bank details. Unfortunately on this occasion the victim has obliged and passed over banking details.

A few hours later a motorbike has turned up and a male has taken the victims credit card and bank statements.

Subsequently the victims card has been used in various locations.

  • Never accept offers over the phone “if they sound too good to be true, they usually are”.
  • Never give personal details over the phone.
  • Report any suspicious phone calls to your phone company.
  • Consider registering your number with Telephone Preference Service (TPS Online) or 0845 070 0707.
  • Most telephone providers will block anonymous callers.
  • Never give your credit or bank card PIN number out over the phone. This information is never requested legitimately by your bank or the police.
  • If you think something is wrong, hang up the phone.
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Tobey Mason (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District)

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