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Police investigating fraud appeal for Scotby Road CCTV

Police are investigating an incident of fraud that took place in the early or late afternoon on Saturday 24th October in the Scotby area.

A man purporting to be a police officer from London has contacted the victim stating they are investigating counterfeit currency being passed by bank tellers.

The man has persuaded the victim to withdraw money from their bank account, once withdrawn asking the victim to read the serial numbers before confirming that they are counterfeit, and that they would need to come and collect the money as evidence.

The man is described as in his early 30s, mixed race, 5ft 9ins to 6ft of a slim build and was in the vicinity of the post office on Scotby Road on Saturday 24th October mid to late afternoon.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen this man or have CCTV or dashcam that covers Scotby Road to contact officers on 101 quoting log 186 of 26th October 2020.

Advice from local officer:

  • If you receive a call you’re not expecting, you should be suspicious. The vital things to remember are that your bank and the police would:
  • Never ask you for your bank account details or PIN number over the phone.
  • Never ask you to withdraw money and send it to them via a courier, taxi or by any other means.
  • Never ask you to send your bank cards, or any other personal property, to them via courier, taxi or by any other means.
  • We ask that the public please share this information with any vulnerable friends or family.

If you think you have been the victim of a fraud you can report this to police on 101 and to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 – or by visiting their website at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/