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Bogus Caller Barnetby and Brigg

Alert message sent 20/02/2020 13:14:00

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A Bogus caller has been reported in your
neighbourhood.


On 20th February 2020 Humberside Police received a report from an elderly member of the public who had been receiving telephone messages from people claiming to be from HMRC. They stated that a warrant had been issued for her arrest and that they owed several thousand pounds in taxes. The scammers requested payment in Amazon Vouchers which the the victim went to purchase from a local store. Thankfully the staff at the store were aware of such scams and gave appropriate advice to the member of the public who reported the matter to us. Please be mindful of any similar phone calls and never handover money before checking yourself with the agency they proclaim to be from. Legitimate Government agencies will never request payment in any for of Vouchers. Please report any similar incidents to either the Police on 101 or Action Fraud on  0300 123 2040 or using their online reporting tool https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime

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Lawrence Grant (Police, PC, Community Beat Manager Brigg and Wolds)

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