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Fake Police Officers in Telephone Scam in York

Police 7

7:05am 5th June 2014

The warning follows three incidents reported yesterday of suspects calling York residents claiming to be police officers.

The suspects call on the pretence of investigating a fraud on the victim’s credit card and claim to have arrested someone.

They provide the victim with a fictitious police officer name, collar number and incident number and ask them to ring back on 101.

The fraudsters then hold the line open and when the victim dials 101, the call goes straight back to the suspects who ask for credit card details.

In all three incidents in York, the victims realised it was a scam and immediately put the phone down.

Police are warning residents do exactly that if they are called. A police officer would never ask for your credit or bank card details.

If you receive a call, please put the phone down and never give your bank or credit card details over the phone or in person to anyone who has called you.


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Howard and Byrne Solicitors, York - Criminal Defence Specialists