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New warning about police impersonation frauds after two reports of calls in Spalding area




Reports of fraudsters pretending to be police officers investigating "compromised" bank accounts are being followed up by police in Spalding.

Two calls received yesterday (Monday) were believed to be attempts at conning people out of their money.

In one case, a caller claimed to be an officer Hammersmith Police but there was no loss for the person taking the call.

Lincolnshire Police news.
Lincolnshire Police news.

Then in a separate call, a resident was informed that their account had been compromised and a large cash withdrawal was needed to put the matter right.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: "These reports are very typical of ones we have received in the past.

"However, it is not something specific to Lincolnshire having liaised with other forces that are also being affected.

Fraud warning about callers impersonating police officers in Spalding.
Fraud warning about callers impersonating police officers in Spalding.

"Lincolnshire is targeted periodically as the criminals tend to focus on a specific area, with both of yesterday's report having come from the Spalding area.

"This can often indicate that the criminals have a courier waiting locally to collect money if a victim is successfully tricked into withdrawing cash."

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number (s) 148 and/or 240 of February 11.

Lincolnshire Police news.
Lincolnshire Police news.


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