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North Yorkshire residents targeted by bogus caller claiming to be police officer

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North Yorkshire Police is warning residents to be vigilant for bogus telephone calls after a number have been reported in the last week. Several individuals in the Harrogate area have reported receiving calls from a ‘DC Mason Greenwood’ claiming to be from West Yorkshire Police or the Metropolitan Police. The scammer tells the individual their […]

CCTV appeal after thousands of pounds taken from bank account

CCTV appeal after thousands of pounds taken from bank account

Posted on in CCTV appeals, Fraud

On 22 November 2019, a York man received a call from someone claiming to represent their bank. It is now believed the caller was a scammer, as following the call someone accessed the man’s bank account through a number of transactions in Leeds which amounted to a sum of over £8,000. As part of the […]

Police issue advice after rise in door-to-door sellers

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North Yorkshire Police is urging communities to be vigilant after a rise in reports of ‘cold-callers’ across the county. Individuals have been knocking on doors with the premise of selling household items or simply asking for donations of money, claiming to be recently released from prison or undertaking an apprenticeship. North Yorkshire Police Financial Abuse […]

Online puppy sales scam emerges from lockdown

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North Yorkshire Police is warning local communities after several reports of individuals being scammed whilst trying to purchase puppies online. Fraudsters advertise puppies for sale online and use the Coronavirus restrictions as a reason why customers can’t visit or see the puppies in person. The seller then asks for money to be transferred in payment […]