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Beware of Fraud

It’s only 5th January and we’ve already received eight reports of fraud since the start of the year…

  • One incident involving a victim who paid hundreds of pounds for a dog from a lady on Facebook, but the dog never arrived
  • Two banking protocol incidents where staff from local branches have contacted us with concerns for their customers who have tried to send large sums of money to people they’ve met online
  • An incident involving a lost driving licence used fraudulently. The genuine owner received penalty points for a parking offence he never committed using a vehicle he never owned
  • And finally, reports of a rogue trading incident in Peterborough!


Fraud is a vast and ever-evolving area of crime, and one which our officers are fighting every day.

For more advice on the different types of fraud and how to protect yourself and your loved ones, visit the dedicated pages on our website.