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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Latest Attempted Fraud

We have just been made aware of the following telephone call that was received by a Cambridgeshire resident only minutes ago. Although this type of call is nothing new, it is clearly continuing to impact on our local communities.

‘My wife just had a scam phone call on our landline stating that there was a warrant out for her arrest. This upset her considerably. She was advised to press 1 to speak to an officer or 2 to learn about the file. She did neither and hung up. The number given by 1471 was 07377289633’

The mobile number was called but the line disconnected. Just to confirm, do not push the button on the keypad and hang up just like the person did above. Neither the police or any law enforcement would contact people in such a way and I trust you will all know that, but there will be people out there that you can help warn so please pass on and help prevent fraud.

EE Scam


ee scamThis text message is circulating within Cambridgeshire. If you are not an EE customer then hopefully it should become suspicious to you and you will see that it is a scam. If you are an EE customer then please be alert. The link in blue will take you to aspoof website in that it is controlled by criminals leading you to think you are logging into your account, but you will only be revealing your email and password who may then access your ee account and/or other accounts especially if you use the same password for more than one online account. Everything after the HTTPS in the link should be suspicious to you. The correct domain name for ee is https://ee.co.uk

 

Read more: EE Scam

Flu Jab Scam

According to NHS England, an elderly lady has lost £5000 in a recent scam. The lady was called by a person purporting to be a GP at her local practice. The fraudster informed the victim that for a £1.50 fee the GP could attend their home to administer the flu jab and requested bank details in order to confirm the appointment.

A spokesperson from NHS England and NHS Improvement, said: "If someone claiming to be from the NHS contacts you by phone and asks for payment, please be aware they could be a criminal trying to trick you."

Read more: Flu Jab Scam

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Fraud, often called Scams, is the fastest growing area of crime and is often not reported.

ActionFraud is the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre.

They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.

Click here to download a leaflet about Action Fraud.