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Recent scam

Alert message sent 10/07/2020 17:40:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

We have recently received a report of a telephone scam occurring in Chandler’s Ford. A local resident reported receiving a phone call from someone who claimed to be working for Inland Revenue and stated that the resident owed money in tax. The resident was encouraged to purchase Amazon vouchers to hand to the caller and was threatened with court action if they didn’t comply. The caller was very persistent and kept calling the resident to check whether they had purchased the vouchers and advised that they would send someone round to the property to collect the vouchers.
We just wanted to take this opportunity to raise awareness of this particular scam and give advice to local residents.

Please do not accept offers over the phone “if they sound too good to be true, they usually are”. Never give your personal details over the phone and 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.

Kind regards,
PCSO 15927 Lucinda

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Lucinda Mack (Police, PCSO, Eastleigh)

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