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Possible Courier Fraud Scam in Sutton Courtenay

Alert message sent 26/11/2018 16:29:00

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Thames Valley Police would like to remind residents to remain vigilant of potential scams operating in the area.

On Saturday (24/11) officers were made aware of an elderly woman who had withdrawn a large amount of cash to pay someone believed to be posing as a police officer.

He arranged to meet the victim to the collect the cash.

Officers have made an arrest in connection with this incident.

Investigating officer Matt Holland based at Abingdon police station said: “Anyone can be a victim of fraud, so please look out for your friends, family and neighbours. If you notice anything suspicious, please report this to Action Fraud or call 999 in an emergency.

“Thank you to all those in our community for continuing to stay vigilant.”

For more information and help or to report scams and other types of fraud, please visit the Action Fraud website, the UK's national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre.

Little Book of Big Scams

There are many different types of fraud, both online and offline. For more information download the free Little Book of Big Scams from the Thames Valley Police website here: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/central/advice/thames-valley/fraud/little-book-big-scams.pdf

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