December 19, 2021 11:05 AM
Originally published by Heather Kidd

There have been a number of reports received during December from local members of the public where they have been reportedly phoned by a 'Police Officer' claiming to be from the nearest local Police Station.

The 'officer' claims to be making enquiries about fraudulent use of the victims bank card, likely in order to gain banking details. Please remember the police will never contact you asking for your bank card details or cash. If someone does, it's a scam - provide no details, hang up and report it immediately to Action Fraud at or 0300 123 2040

If you receive a call that you're not sure about, please simply terminate the call and also pass on the information to friends, relatives and neighbours and advise them what to do. If you have recently provided bank details or handed over cards or cash, or the caller has arranged for someone to visit your address to collect items, you should call the police to report this on 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.