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 […]
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Please note: names have been changed to protect the individuals involved. I met my husband, James, at a jazz night in a local hotel over 55 years ago. I was dancing with someone else that I wasn’t particularly keen on and when I spotted James across the room I struck up a conversation as a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Banking Protocol is a UK-wide scheme that enables bank branch staff to alert their local police force when they suspect a customer is being scammed. Police will then visit the branch to investigate the suspected fraud and arrest any suspects still on the scene. Branch staff are trained to spot the warning signs that […]