Police Alert – Fraud Telephone Call


Following a Scam call received yesterday by a Cotswold resident we wish to raise awareness around the threat.

On this occasion a male telephoned claiming to be a Police officer from the serial Fraud Taskforce. The fraudster tricked the resident into going to their bank and withdrawing a large amount of cash.

They then organised for a courier to attend the address and collect the money. This ordeal lasted for the majority of the day and has obviously caused a large amount of distress and upset.

We ask that the message is passed that under no circumstance will any Police, Bank or organisation ever ask for Money to be taken out or moved between accounts.

If any call is received asking for such, please terminate the call immediately and notify Action FRAUD at www.actionfraud.police.uk or 0300 123 2040, or your local Policing team.

Tips on prevention can also be found on this website.

Message Sent By
Paul Hancock (Police, PCSO, Cirencester)