Sometimes you get second chances in life. Other times you don’t. As roads policing officers, we encounter lots of people who exceed the speed limit and get a second chance. They’re sometimes not very happy to see us or to get official-looking paper souvenirs through the post. But in reality, they’re the lucky ones. That’s […]
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1952 Looking like something from a World War II film, the locations of officers were represented by models and pushed around a map, overseen by a desk sergeant. 1974 Twenty years on, the models and push sticks have gone. The force control room had grown bigger, with individual officers monitoring and dispatching different officers. […]
They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ – an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres. The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not […]
The adverts using Martin Lewis to promote illicit schemes can be found on social media and other websites. Clicking on the advert takes you to the full article where Martin Lewis image is presented along with fake quotes recommending investments in bitcoin and other digital currencies with the fraudulent “company”. Alternatively clicking on the advert […]
Our officers must be able to move quickly while carrying a lot of heavy equipment, and so they have to be in pretty good shape. That’s why one of the most rigorous elements of our screening process for new recruits is the physical fitness training. Officers must also achieve the required standard on an annual […]
“Action Fraud has received several reports indicating that sellers of items on online marketplace websites are falling victim to fraud by bogus buyers. “Typically, the bogus buyers contact the seller wanting to purchase the item for sale and advise they will be sending the requested amount via PayPal or other electronic payment method. “The seller […]