Posted 07th May 2019
Northumbria Police has had a spate of telephone frauds by offenders claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police. They are telephoning elderly people and informing them that there is a covert, high profile on-going fraud investigation involving employees of their bank. The offenders convince the victim that they need to move their money into a safe bank account - without informing the bank, otherwise it could be stolen.
The fraudsters are quite convincing and pass a telephone number for a department within the Metropolitan Police, they then request victim to phone this number. The fraudsters do not hang-up their end of the telephone then the victim passes their bank details to another member of the criminal gang. This can result in the victim’s bank account being cleaned out.
PLEASE NOTE :
Please contact David Burton 2832 (tel:101) should you have any concerns or require any further information on current frauds/scams. If you are aware of any such incident please contact Northumbria Police on Tel 101.
David Burton 2832, Constable Neighbourhood Beat Manager, Central