Police Impersonator Scam

Please be vigilant
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Community Protection Team are warning of a police impersonator scam running in Cambridgeshire. The scam involves fraudsters phoning individuals pretending to be a police officer and asking them to withdraw money from their bank accounts as part of an undercover investigation. Warning! Your bank and the police will never ask you to withdraw cash, reveal your PIN number or passwords or purchase high value goods that will then be collected from your home.
Watch out for the call-back trick! Sometimes the scammers will suggest you call your bank or the police to confirm their details but what they do is stay on the line when you hang up to prevent the call being terminated. Therefore you think you are speaking to someone genuine from the bank or police when it is actually still the criminals. Top Tip: Always use another phone or wait at least 10 minutes before making a call to check a caller’s authenticity.
If you believe you or a family member has been a victim of fraud please call the police on 101.
If you are concerned about a phone call or doorstep caller please contact the consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

Elaine Mountfort
Community Protection Officer
People and Communities Directorate
Telephone: 01954 286006 or 07810153604
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