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Warning after Reports of Scam

Alert message sent 14/05/2018 14:36:00

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Warning after Reports of Scam

Officers are issuing a warning after members of the public of a scam after two similar reports were received by police on the same day.

Two people reported that they received calls from an automated voice purportedly from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, alleging that legal action was being taken against them.

The victims were instructed to ring a number beginning with the digits 02 immediately and were told to ‘select option 2’ before being told that their homes were under surveillance and that if they didn’t respond they could be arrested.

Both phone calls were received on Friday 11
th May.

Police would advise that those people who receive a call like this should report via 101 and should not give away any financial details.

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Adrienne Maddison (Police, Corporate, Communications Unit)

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