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Increase in fraud incidents involving bogus police officers

May 17, 2018
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We've recently seen an increase in fraud incidents where the offender claims to be a police officer.

They usually start off cold calling the victim, telling them that they're investigating their bank and the people who work there are corrupt. As part of the investigation, they ask the victim to transfer or withdraw large sums of money.

A police officer would NEVER ask you to withdraw money or transfer money to another account. This is a con.

Please #tell2 and make sure your elderly or vulnerable loved ones are aware of this scam.

If you think you’ve been targeted or want to report a fraud incident, please call Action Fraud as soon as possible on 0300 123 2040.

101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls cost 15p, no matter how long the call lasts.