Fraud/Scam Phone Calls Alert

Telephone fraudsters are targeting elderly and vulnerable members of the community around Herefordshire and trying to con them out of their money. Fraudsters are contacting the victims pretending to be police officers.

Be advised that these fraudsters will encourage you to put the phone down and ring 999 or your banks number. They will keep the line open so when the victim dials the new number they will go back through to the fraudster and not the real police/bank. We recommend putting the phone down multiple times, waiting at least ten minutes before using the phone again and where possible call the police or the bank on a different phone such as a mobile or neighbours phone.

Remember a police officer will never ask you for money or demand you withdraw any from your bank.

Please alert family and friends who you think may be victims.   Click on link below for more information.

Scam Advice Sheet



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