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Over £300,000 recovered from accounts suspected of use in money laundering

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After receiving information about a company that was suspected of laundering money from investment scams, North Yorkshire Police identified two business bank accounts which they believed held monies obtained through fraud. Using powers introduced in the Criminal Finances Act 2017, Account Freezing Orders (AFO’s) were obtained on both bank accounts and a frozen funds investigation […]

“Don’t let your heart rule your head” urges campaign to protect individuals from falling victim to romance fraud

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North Yorkshire Police is today joining forces and partners across the country in a campaign to raise awareness of romance fraud and help protect individuals from falling victims to these skilled scammers. Action Fraud has seen a 26 percent rise in reports of romance fraud over the last year and North Yorkshire Police has seen […]

Cryptocurrency scams lose thousands of pounds for North Yorkshire residents

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North Yorkshire Police is issuing a stark warning to anyone considering investing in cryptocurrency, after incidents in the county have resulted in nearly £300,000 being lost to scammers. Individuals claiming to be working for investment trading companies have offered to invest in bitcoin on the victim’s behalf, when in reality the money is stolen with […]

Warning to North Yorkshire residents after rental scam resurgence

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North Yorkshire Police is warning potential property tenants to make necessary checks before handing over any money after public reports of scammers taking pre-payment of rent for properties which never materialise. Individuals have been scammed after seeing North Yorkshire rental properties advertised on Facebook and making contact with private landlords who posted the listings. The […]