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How do you know a caller is who they claim to be?

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You are at home and receive a phone call on your landline or mobile. The caller display on your phone shows a number which purports to be the bank. The number displayed is the same number on your bank statement or bank card. You are therefore satisfied that it is the bank calling you, or […]

Courier fraud alert as suspects steal more than £55k from victims in Harrogate

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A courier fraud is when a victim receives a phone call from someone claiming to be from the police or their bank’s fraud team. They usually tell the victim they are investigating the bank due allegations of theft from customers. They then instruct the victim to withdraw money and hand it over to a courier […]

Residents in York urged to report unscrupulous door-to-door visitors

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The group were reported to have been charging large amounts of money to clean and seal driveways. One person reported being quoted more than £800 to jet wash a driveway. However, the work which was carried out was not to the level expected. Officers are working closely with City of York Council’s Trading Standards and […]

Operation Cracker – promoting health and safety in Filey and Eastfield during self-isolation

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Police officers, PCSOs and Police Volunteers from Filey and Eastfield Police Stations are relaunching Operation Cracker, an initiative to support and connect residents with information to keep them healthy and safe during their self-isolation. A special booklet with information on social distancing, top tips on coping with self-isolation, mental wellbeing, unwanted calls, crime prevention, and […]

Two Scarborough men arrested on suspicion of money laundering

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Officers stopped the car they were travelling in on the Whitby to Guisborough Road at Scaling Dam earlier today (10 April). After searching the car, officers discovered  a large amount of cash – believed to be several thousands of pounds, hidden in cavity. The pair, who are aged 28 and 29 were arrested on suspicion […]