Fraudsters are pretending to be Police Officers in order to steal bank account information. Members of the public have reported several incidents where they have received phone calls from people claiming to be Police Officers investigating a crime involving their bank cards.
The callers ask for bank card details , including the long numbers, sort codes, the security number on the back and PINs. The information is then used to scam the unlucky person out of thousands of pounds.
No police force will ever ask for your bank details in this way.
NEVER divulge any bank card information to people who phone you. If you believe the caller is genuine, ask to phone back on a publicly listed telephone number.
For more details see below:
- Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via the Citizen’s Advice Consumer Service website or call them on 034 5404 0506.
- To keep up to date on scamming issues keep an eye on the Warwickshire Trading Standards Website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.
- Sign up to scam alerts from Warwickshire County Council here.
- Avoid rogue traders. Use the Warwickshire Trading Standards No Rogue Traders Here approved trader scheme.