The victim is informed that someone has attempted to use their card to purchase a laptop or similar and as a result their bank account is under threat. The victim is then instructed to attend their bank and withdraw all their money in order for a police officer to attend their home address (the courier) […]
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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 […]
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 […]
North Yorkshire Police is warning local residents to be vigilant after officers received a report of motorists being approached by an individual claiming to be a police officer. The individual approached motorists in the car park of Morrisons supermarket in Boroughbridge on Friday evening (26 June 2020), claiming their vehicle tax was out of date. […]
North Yorkshire Police is issuing a warning after reports of a telephone scammer who has conned victims out of thousands of pounds by posing as a police officer. The scammer contacted his victims by phone, claiming to be a member of the police fraud team and warning them of security breaches with their bank. He […]
North Yorkshire Police has received reports of meat suppliers and farm shops in the county taking large quantity orders over the phone which are then paid for using multiple credit card details, believed to have been stolen. Payment does not clear prior to the goods being dispatched and is resulting in thousands of pounds worth […]