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Warnings about scams27

21 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:

New Scotland Yard Fraud Department

Courier fraudsters have been identifying themselves to victims on the telephone as “Detective Constable Martin Benton of New Scotland Yard Fraud Department”. The fraudsters will invent a story regarding fraudulent activity on your card and request your bank/card details.
No such person exists at the Metropolitan Police. If you receive a call from someone purporting to be this individual, terminate the call immediately.   

Protect yourself against courier fraud:

•    Your bank will never send a courier to your home
•    Your bank and the police will never collect your bank card
•    Your bank and the police will never ask for your PIN
•    If you receive one of these calls end it immediately


Victim Advice:

•    If you have handed over any details to the fraudster, call your bank and cancel your cards immediately.
•    If you want to call your bank, then do it from another telephone.


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

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