Chief Insp Paul Winter’s guest column: Beware of bank fraud scammer

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It is always concerning to receive reports of fraud and misrepresentation but we have been particularly alarmed by a spate of incidents in the last few days.

Half a dozen of the most vulnerable members of our community, including an 84-year-old from Forest Town, have been targeted in a sophisticated scam.

A caller purports to be calling from Nottinghamshire Police investigating bank fraud and asks to clarify bank details. He then advises the resident to call their bank but doesn’t hang up the phone so the resident speaks to them for a second time, believing them to be the bank.

 

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