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Scam Alert

Alert message sent 22/10/2018 14:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police


Dear Neighbourhood Link Members

Hello again, I was made aware of a recent scam targeting the elderly community. The victim will receive a call which is an automated message that they need to call 02032864282. When they call the number they speak to the fraudster who will say that there is a warrant for their arrest if they don't pay the overdue amount of £######. This amount is for unpaid taxes and got this information from an audit they did in the last 25 years. However they can settle this by paying half of the amount now via card. 

Please could I ask that people should not call or give any of their personal information out or make any sort of payment to these people. A number of local residents have attended the front enquiry desk at Wigston Police Station reporting this fraud to us. 
If you have been a victim of this crime and they have taken money from you to please report the matter to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Alternatively you can visit the below link for more info and make a report online. 

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime

Stay Safe
PCSO Ali Haq
Wigston Police Station
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Ali Haq (Leicestershire Police,PCSO,South Leicester)

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