UPDATED: Scam Victim Parts With Thousands Of Pounds
9:16am 8th April 2014
(Updated 11:33am 8th April 2014)
Scammers who claim to be from the Metropolitan Police have managed to con thousands of pounds out of a victim in Weymouth.
The con artists told their target they needed cash to help with an investigation and sent a courier to pick the money up.
Around 6 people in Dorset have also been contacted in the same way.
Dorset Police say no one from the Police force would ever ask for money or for your bank details. They're urging us to be on our guard.
Dorset Police ij another con which is also doing the rounds 4 people were subject to a fake telephone call yesterday, where the caller claimed to be a Detective Constable from the Metropolitan Police.
Each person was told that someone they knew was in custody and had taken their bank details and money from their accounts.
The caller then asked them to confirm their identity and in some cases told them to hang up and call 999.
A spokesman for the force said:
"Telephone bank scams similar to this have been occurring nationally with people being defrauded of thousands of pounds. Dorset Police would like to warn members of the public that these scams are continuing across the county and to call the police to report any such suspicious calls.
Full crime prevention advice can be found on our website."