Warn­ing af­ter fraud­sters pose as po­lice

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

FRAUD­STERS pre­tend­ing to be the po­lice have sparked a warn­ing for peo­ple to be wary of po­ten­tial scams.

Cheshire Po­lice has is­sued a warn­ing af­ter four peo­ple, in­clud­ing three from Mac­cles­field, re­ceived sus­pi­cious phone calls in re­cent days.

Vic­tims got a call from a man claim­ing to from the Metropoli­tan Po­lice.

The bo­gus caller told the vic­tims their credit or debit card had been used fraud­u­lently, and in some cases they were told there was some­body in cus­tody.

Chief In­spec­tor Rob Dick­in­son said none of the vic­tims fell for the scam.

He said: “What nor­mally tends to hap­pen is the caller asks for per­sonal in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing the pin num­ber of the card they claim has been used fraud­u­lently, and a courier is sent to pick up the card. Money is then taken from the ac­count.

“I would like to warn all res­i­dents that the po­lice would never call vic­tims and ask for per­sonal de­tails about their bank ac­count or cards.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call Cheshire Po­lice on 101, Ac­tion Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or anony­mously to Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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