North Yorkshire Police has seen a rise in the number of people who have lost large amounts of money after transferring funds to fraudsters posing as bona fide banking or financial institutions. Fraudsters target individuals who may be looking for a better return on their savings by creating fake investment funds or bonds and cloning […]
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North Yorkshire Police is warning local residents not to accept help from unknown individuals knocking on doors and offering support with shopping for food and essentials. Officers in Selby have had reports of two individuals taking bank cards and cash from housebound or self-isolating residents on the premise of purchasing supplies but then making off […]
North Yorkshire Police has had a number of reports of fraud related to Coronavirus over the last few months and whilst this doesn’t show any signs of stopping, we are on hand to help keep you safe. Below you can find a round-up of the latest scams that we’ve had reported and most importantly, how […]
North Yorkshire Police are warning the public to be vigilant after a surge in calls from scammers claiming to be HMRC was reported overnight in the county. In most instances, the caller claims to be from HRMC and alleges that the individual owes a substantial amount of money in unpaid fines. The caller then goes […]
North Yorkshire Police is issuing advice to help those looking for love online to safeguard themselves from becoming a victim of ‘romance fraud’. North Yorkshire Police Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer, Andy Fox, explains: “Romance fraud is where someone creates a fake online profile and after gaining the trust of an individual, uses their relationship to […]
‘Black Friday’ is a large shopping event that originated in the United States, and takes place on the day after Thanksgiving – Friday 29 November this year. Based on previous fraud data, it is likely that there will be an increase in online shopping and auction fraud in the run up to Christmas, particularly around […]