Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Phone Scammers Target Cornwall

phone
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

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.

Remember:

  • 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.
6:03am 24th December 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

: : Name: Email: Phone number: Message: Images:
Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Suggested articles
capuchin newquay zoo 5

PHOTOS: Meet the baby monkey born in Cornwall

Little Benito is only seven weeks old...

brantano truro

Job fears in Cornwall as major shoe store goes bust

Brantano has branches nationwide, including Truro

Most read
golitha falls

UPDATE: Man found dead in Cornish woodland

Police not treating the death as suspicious

penzance incident

Man arrested after armed police operation

Penzance officers think a reported gun was fake

Top articles

Man arrested after armed police operation

Cornwall News: Penzance officers think a reported gun was fake

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Teenagers arrested over toddler death in Preston

National News: Three teenagers have been arrested following the death of a 19-month-old girl in Preston in Lancashire.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Jake Gyllenhaal to fight Islamic State in new drama

Showbiz News: Jake Gyllenhaal is re-teaming with Life director Daniel Espinosa in a drama about an American who joins the war in Syria.

Donald Trump issues ultimatum on healthcare bill

World News: Donald Trump has issued an ultimatum to Republicans in the House, telling them to get behind his proposed overhaul of Obamacare or he will leave his predecessor's healthcare legislation in place.

Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power, wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Sports News: Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power, has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup ahead of Minella Rocco and Native River.

Newer article

Boxing Day Tsunami: Ten Years On

Cornwall News: Cornish mum remembers the moment her Christmas was shattered with the news her daughter had been killed

Older article

St Ives Man Admits Stalking and Blackmail

Cornwall News: James Casbolt also pleads guilty to harassing two other women

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.