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Investment scam warning as victims lose thousands of pounds

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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 […]

Communities warned to be vigilant after doorstep scammers strike in Selby

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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 […]

The latest Coronavirus-related scams and how to protect yourself

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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 […]

Police issue warning over HMRC scam calls

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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 […]

Police issue warning over dating scams ahead of Valentine’s Day

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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 […]