Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters. The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from Lloyds and include their logo, address and signature from a customer service representative. The letter tells recipients that there have been some “unusual transactions” on their … Continue reading
Fraudsters have been phoning victims telling them that they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years and are entitled to a rebate. They normally say that this rebate should be worth about £7,000. Once the victim is convinced, the fraudster tells them that in order to receive the rebate … Continue reading
Members of the public or businesses across Dorset may have received calls from withheld numbers, with the caller claiming to be phoning from Dorset Police offering advertising in Dorset Police magazines and publications. Dorset Police very rarely calls local businesses to discuss advertising opportunities, but when we do we will provide the caller with a … Continue reading
The Police have received a report that someone is sending text messages purporting to be from Dorset Police. If you receive any of these please call 101 with the details. If you are expecting contact from us then verify this with a 101 call.
Dorset Police are warning the public after reports of phone scams, with offenders claiming to be from Microsoft, in the county and are appealing for other victims to come forward. One incident occurred, Wednesday 5 August 2015, in the Weymouth area. A male offender called the victim, a local man in his 40s, claiming he … Continue reading
Local officers have been made aware of a company contacting members of the public via the telephone and trying to sell advertising space in a publication supported by the Police Service. Please be aware that this is one of the may scams that are currently in existence. Details of this company has been forwarded onto … Continue reading
Police are warning the public of some recent advertisements that have appeared in national and international media advertising tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The advertisements just feature a mobile phone number or email address to contact for more information. Detective Superintendent Nick Downing from Operation Podium said; “Please do not attempt to buy … Continue reading