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Residents in Derbyshire are being warned to be on their guard after a series of fraudulent calls in the county.
Over the past two days we have been contacted by residents in the Derbyshire Dales area who received calls purporting to be from officers at Charing Cross police station in London and Brixton Police Station in London.
The fraudsters claim that the persons card has been used fraudulently in an attempt to gain details and steal money.
In previous calls after the victim hangs up to make a 999 call, the scammer keeps the line open and manipulates them during the second call- making them believe that their card has been cloned and used.
They say arrests are going to be made and convince the caller to assist the investigation by transferring large amounts of money to other accounts.
Officers will never ask anyone to transfer large amounts of money into other accounts to help with any investigations.
If you receive a call like this, you should not give out any personal information and hang up immediately.
Please contact us as soon as possible so we can assess the area that is being targeted, alert the banks and work to protect other local residents to prevent any financial loss.
After ending the call, wait for five minutes or so and make sure you can hear dial tone before calling us on 101.
To call your bank, please use the number found on the back of your card. All reports of this nature also need to be reported to Action Fraud 0300 120 2040 or online https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
You can contact Derbyshire police via the following methods:
If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can also text on 07800 002414 or email us at [email protected]
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website.