Scam advice

Alert message sent 24/10/2018 16:01:00

Information sent on behalf of Lincolnshire Police


There are many different scam scenarios reported to the police, including:

Police Officers making enquiries about fraudulent activity on bank accounts or bank cards being misused.
BT making checks on your internet connection.
PPI being owed and payment in return for sending money.
Winning a lottery, often overseas.
Microsoft trying to fix a computer fault.
Gas, Electric or Mobile phone company checking details of your account.

Scams are not limited to the above and new stories to extract money from you are always being developed. A large number of scams reported start with an unexpected phone call, and trying to begin a conversation. If you don't know the caller hang up, there's no need to discuss anything, better to be thought of as rude by a stranger than lose your hard earned, well deserved savings. If you have any concerns contact your bank, call police on 101 or Action Fraud 0300 123 2040.
Sometimes a phone line can remain connected after a scam call, to ensure you have cleared the line call a number of someone you know well (family member or close friend). When you are sure it is the person you expect, it confirms the line has cleared. Use the opportunity to explain why you have called and discuss the scam call / concerns.

Scams rely on isolating the possible victim and stopping them having time to think, there is often mention of don't tell anyone else it could disrupt the investigation. If you do receive a call thought to be a scam discuss it with friends and family, we are all potential victims and being aware of the various scams helps reduce the risk of becoming one.


Regards
Stuart
PCSO Bowden
Grantham Rural South

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Stuart Bowden (Police, PCSO, Grantham NPT)

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