Phone Fraud - Paddington Police

9 Nov 2019 14:37

Phone Fraud - Paddington Police

**FRAUD ALERT - Phone Fraud **

There have been a number of incidents reported over the past few days where victims have received phone calls from persons purporting to be from Paddington Police.

There have been a number of reports from all over the county.

The first contact appears to be via land line, where they are asked to call a number to verify that the person is a legitimate police officer. They are asked to give details of their bank accounts, and then told that they must attend a bank to withdraw cash in a supposed ploy to catch the offenders, and cash is then handed over.

The fraudsters have on occasion requested to meet back at the person's home address to "investigate" and take the cash.

These are organised fraudsters and ARE NOT legitimate police officers.

If anyone receives any such calls or knows anyone that has please contact 101 immediately.

Message Sent By

Nadia Norman (Police, PCSO, East Northants)