Another Police Force area has received two recent reports in relation to a ‘scam’ caller purporting to be from the Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad. The caller (who claims to be called Detective Constable David Warren) stated that he is investigating a major fraud case, telling the victim that their bank account had been compromised and advising them that they should transfer their money into a ‘secret bank account’. On one of these occasions a lady was conned into transferring £20,000 into a ‘secret police account’. A police spokesperson commented ” Police officers will never ask you for your bank details and will never advise you to transfer money into a nominated bank account. Anyone who receives a call of this nature should hang up immediately. If you are ever unsure if a call from Police is genuine, ask for the caller’s name, collar number and station attached to, then hang up. Using a different phone (as the line may still be open and the caller listening) dial 101 and ask to speak with that person. If the caller is genuine the Police Communications Centre will be able to put you through”.  NEVER GIVE PERSONAL DETAILS OUT OVER THE PHONE. PLEASE REPORT SUCH INCIDENTS TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE OR ACTION FRAUD AT WWW.ACTIONFRAUD.ORG.UK   or 0300 123 2040  

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