Text messages claiming to be from either Royal Mail or DPD are being sent to people advising them that their parcel is waiting to be delivered and requires a small fee to release it, providing a link to a fake website. The website then asks for the victim’s personal banking information in payment for the […]
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North Yorkshire Police is warning residents to be vigilant for scam phone calls in relation to their national insurance number after the force received a number of reports in the last week. The calls have shown as from both landline and mobile phone numbers and the callers claim to be either from the police or […]
53 year old Daphne Smith of Carlton Husthwaite was yesterday (25 February 2021) at York Crown Court ordered to pay back £15,314.07 which she stole whilst in her role as Finance Manager at the Northern College of Acupuncture. Smith worked at the charity between 2017 and 2019 and it was only when temporary cover was […]
North Yorkshire Police has been made aware of a new scam where individuals are being approached through a text message or email with an offer of paying to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. If you receive any communication like this, do not click any links in the message and delete it immediately. The genuine vaccine is […]
North Yorkshire Police is receiving an increasing number of reports from residents falling victim to ‘ghost broking’ fraud in which car insurance is provided fraudulently by scammers. Residents may receive correspondence from an insurance company, thanking them for insuring their vehicle with them but the resident receiving the correspondence does not own the vehicle or […]
North Yorkshire Police is issuing an urgent warning for the public to be vigilant for telephone scams after a North Yorkshire resident lost thousands of pounds to a caller claiming to be from HMRC and requesting payment for unpaid taxes. North Yorkshire Police Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer, Andy Fox, said: “These type of scam calls […]