Call For Vigilance As Telephone Scammers Target Residents Across Cheshire
Police are urging Cheshire residents to be vigilant after a bank in Widnes was notified of seven of its customers having been targeted by telephone scammers in a single day. The customers informed NatWest on Widnes Road, Wednesday 10 July, that they had received phone calls from people purporting to work for the bank.
Courier Fraud, Bogus Police and Bank Officials Alert
Individuals have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be a police officer or banking official The suspect will say either: There has been fraudulent activity at the victims’ bank and the staff at the bank are involved, the victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is fraudulent and they require the victims’ assistance to help secure evidence by purchasing jewellery or exchange a large amount of currency to hand over to the police The victims’ card has been compromised and used to purchase goods by a suspect, the victim is requested to withdraw their money to keep it safe or hand over their bank card to the police
Fraudsters Targeting Online Gamers
Don’t let fraud ruin your fun – Action Fraud warns against fraudsters targeting online gamers.
Watch Out For Fake Texts About Your Ee Bill
Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link or attachment in an unexpected email or text.
Police Warn Residents Following Courier Fraud Incidents Across Cheshire
Cheshire Police is warning residents across the county not to fall foul of Courier Fraud following reports in Crewe, Nantwich and Chester. Courier fraud is when the offender cold calls the victim posing as an official such as a police officer or a member of a banks fraud team.