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Phone Scammers Target Cornwall
6:03am 24th December 2014
A telephone scam warning goes out - after homes from Saltash to Torpoint were targeted.
Scammers are fooling people into thinking their bank cards have been used fraudulently.
Police are investigating two reports where people were conned into transferring money into a so-called 'safe place.'
Over 150 similar crimes have been reported to Devon and Cornwall Police over the last year, with total losses running into hundreds of thousands of pounds.
If you get a call police say we should end the call immediately. Wait at least five minutes to clear the line before making any other calls, or use another phone.
That is because some scammers keep the line open - and then pose as police.
Report it as soon as possible by calling 101.
- Your bank will never come to your home.
- Your bank and the police will never collect your bank card or cash.
- Your bank and the police will never ask for your PIN.
- Anyone with any information about this fraud can contact police on 101.
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