Sunday, 1 November 2009

Police warn public over ‘phone scam’

Dyfed-Powys Police is warning people not to fall victim to a telephone scam, which is currently targeting people in our area.

The force has had a number of complaints from members of the business community who have been contacted by a male caller stating that he is from the National Police magazine and asking if they would like to advertise in the publication.

In addition to attempting to impersonate an employee from a Police magazine, the caller also asks for bank details to purchase the bogus advertising space.

Powys Chief Inspector Chris Curtis said: “We are urging members of the business community in Powys to be vigilant following this telephone scam. Please stop and think carefully before sending any money or giving your personal details in these sort of circumstances, and remember, if it looks too good to be true then it probably is.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to remind people not to disclose any personal bank details over the phone and to remember to shred any documents containing confidential information.”

If you have information regarding this type of criminal activity, call Dyfed-Powys Police on the non-emergency number 101.


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