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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 […]

Warning after motorists approached by bogus police officer

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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the car park of Morrisons supermarket in Boroughbridge on Friday evening (26 June 2020), claiming their vehicle tax was out of date. […]