Warning after fraudsters pose as police
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.