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“This is a scam” – warning over hoax calls from man claiming to be police officer

“This is a scam” – warning over hoax calls from man claiming to be police officer

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 2:54pm 11th September 2019.

Surrey Police say they have seen an increase in telephone scams in the Surrey Heath area.

During the past week officers have received several reports of a fraudster claiming to be from "Hammersmith Police".

It's thought he requests that victims visit their bank and withdraw cash for an “evidence team” to come and collect, followed by a person attending their home address to retrieve the money.

In a statement the force said:

"Residents should be made aware that this is not something police would ever ask you to do and we would advise to hang up the phone immediately, THIS IS A SCAM.

"Never give out any personal details over the phone and ring your bank directly if you have any worries."

If you have concerns, you are asked to contact Surrey Police on 101.

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