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Warnings about scams26

03 July 2015

Derbyshire Constabulary

There are lots of scams around that sound convincing but are designed to trick people into giving away personal details and/or money. Derbyshire Constabulary and other agencies send out regular warnings to try and help people avoid particular people, companies or general scams. Here is the latest scam warning that has come from Derbyshire Constabulary:

Phone Scam - bankswallet

Police are urging residents to be vigilant following reports of fraudsters trying to obtain bank card details over the phone.
 
Several elderly residents in Derbyshire have called police on 101 in the last few days to report the scam. They say they have received phone calls from people pretending to be from banks. The caller asks for details of bank accounts or bank card numbers.
 
Similar cases where people pretend to be police officers have also been reported in recent months.
 
These are scams to try to obtain money from victims’ bank accounts.
 
Derbyshire police are giving the following advice to residents:
 
•    Do not give your card details or personal information to a caller you do not know.
•    A bank would never ask for details of your card or accounts.
•    The police would not cold call about a suspected offence.
•    Keep your PIN a secret and remember that banks will never ask you for your PIN.

 

If you already are a victim of fraud

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it by telephone 0300 123 2040 or online

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

short website address for this page is www.ageuk.org.uk/derbyandderbyshire/scams26