Bogus Police Officers Attempt Banking Scam

Following on from the warning about Courier Fraud, police have issued an alert about variation of that scam.

In this version a criminal in Dorking area posed as a member of the police fraud squad, claiming that the victim’s bank account had been tampered with.  They were told not to call the bank as they may be in on the scam.  They were then asked to withdraw cash and electronically transfer funds abroad.  This appears not to be an isolated incident and, in principle, could happen anywhere.

The full details of this scam, together with police advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of this type of fraud, can be found on the Surrey Police website.