Fraud Alert

Alert message sent 09/06/2020 11:10:00

Information sent on behalf of Lincolnshire Police


We have seen an increase in incidents where victims are receiving a telephone call purporting to be from a police officer telling the victim that the victims bank cards / account has been used and that the police have an offender in custody. If you receive such a call, do not give any of your details, put the phone down, wait for ten minutes, and then call the police on 101. The 101 system will automatically direct your call to your relevant police area depending on where you are calling from.
Do not use any other telephone number to contact the police if it is not an emergency. Fraudsters will try and give you a different number saying it is a direct line, it may even come back as a genuine number if you google it, but if you are not expecting a call from the police, hang up and follow the advice above / given in this message.
 
Stop, Hang up
Wait 10 minutes
Use 101
 
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Gillian Fleet (Police, Preventing financial fraud officer, Lincolnshire)

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