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Hang up on Fraudsters - Police Warning!

Telephone Fraudsters are targeting Dorset residents.

People are being tricked by cold callers into transferring money to a fake bank account or sending it by courier.

Protect yourself from criminals - NEVER give out your pin number or bank details to ANYONE who calls you, no matter who they claim to be or where they claim to be from.

  • Never give your pin number or bank details to anyone over the phone.

  • Never send cash in a taxi or via courier.

  • Never send bank cards anywhere - always keep them with you.

The Police and your Bank will NEVER ask you for your personal bank information over the phone.  The Police have issued a press release concerning this type of fraud.

If you receive a call from someone who wants your bank details:

  • Hang up.

  • Wait for at least 5 minutes.

  • Dial 1471 and write down the telephone number.

  • Call the Police immediately.

Call your local Police on 101.  In an emergency always call 999.

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Get Scam Wise!

Don’t get caught our by scams or sharp practice.

Download or print off your own copy of our Get Scam Wise leaflets:

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Scam Awareness in British Sign Language 

A film called 'Watch Out! Scam Awareness' has been created to warn the deaf community to be on their guard against fraudsters who may try to contact them via the internet.  The film contains a series of crime prevention messages delivered in British Sign Language, along with sub-titles and voice-overs. It was created after police became aware of the fact that the deaf community are deliberately being targeted by online fraudsters, often through social networking sites, and are being conned into handing over their savings.   The film is available to watch on YouTube and can be reached via a link on the Action Fraud website at http://tinyurl.com/co847hl

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For consumer advice contact:

Citizens Advice consumer service   Tel: 03454 040506

Written correspondence to: Environmental Services,
Unit 1, New Fields Business Park,   Stinsford Road, Poole
BH17 0NF