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Police Warn Dorset Firms Of Phone Scam


6:51am 1st July 2011

A phone scam's doing the rounds targeting businesses in Dorset.

Dorset Police is reminding local firms not to fall victim to the con where the caller pretends to be selling advertising for a their force magazine.

This is a scam that was originally publicised on 17 November 2010.

The victim receives a phone call from a withheld number, with the caller claiming to be from Dorset Police saying that they are putting a magazine together for the Force.

The caller asks the victim if they would like to advertise in the magazine, if the victim declines the caller may ask if they would like to make a charitable donation instead.

If the victim refuses to do this, then the caller may become aggressive and threaten the victim by saying if they do not pay money then if they are ever a victim of crime the Force will not help them.

Dorset Police very rarely calls local businesses to discuss advertising opportunities, but when we do we will provide the caller with a name, contact telephone number and a collar number.

Dorset Police will never call local businesses or members of the public demanding money for advertising. On the rare occasions that businesses advertise with Dorset Police, they will always receive an official invoice.

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