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Scam Warning

Alert message sent 06/08/2020 15:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

We have received reports of a scam circulating in the South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse area where residents are receiving phone calls from someone posing to be a police officer, in this case a Sergeant Hunter, advising the recipient that there has been fraudulent activity on their account.

The police and other reputable organisations will never ask you to move money to a safe account, ask you to reveal your banking PIN or full password or send anyone to your house to collect cards, cash or jewellery.

Challenge and question whether the call could be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests and hang up. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you. Do not share your information.

Protect yourself and your money and contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam and make a report to Action Fraud online or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Further information and help can be found on the Action Fraud website, the UK’s national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre.
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Emma Tarry (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

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