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Scam Alert - Message from Northumbria Police

May 7, 2019

Category: News
Posted by: markadmin

We have had a spate of telephone frauds from offenders claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police.  They are telephoning elderly people and informing them that there is a covert ,high profile on-going fraud investigation involving employees of their bank.  The offenders convince the victim that they need to move their money into a safe bank account – without informing the bank, otherwise it could be stolen. 

The fraudsters are quite convincing and pass a telephone number for a department within the Metropolitan Police, they then request victim to phone this number.

However, the fraudsters do not hang-up their end of the telephone therefore the victim passes their bank details to another member of the criminal gang!

This can result in the victim’s bank account being wiped clean.


  • Police will never, ever request bank account details or highly sensitive personal information over the phone
  • Police strongly recommend that no one should ever pass on confidential information  to a cold caller

If you are ever worried about a phone call, JUST HANG UP.  

If you think you might be a scam victim,  contact:

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