Rise in impersonation fraud

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Police say there has been a rise in reports of vulnerable people being targeted by fraudsters impersonating police officers.

This scam involves victims being told to purchase high value goods or to withdraw large amounts of cash, to hand over to a police officer who will visit their address to collect it, at a later time. The fraudsters allege the goods or the money are counterfeit items.

Please be aware the police would never ask anyone to do this.

We are asking people to make their elderly family members aware of this scam, and to raise as much awareness as possible.

Please report all fraud offences to Action Fraud, or call 101.