Scam Phone Call from “Police”

Neighbourhood Watch News

We had a report from a lady in Kings Grove of a scam. “Cambridge Police” called to say that they had a person in custody who had stolen a bank card and that they wanted to verify details. This is an old scam and often the scammers ask for a call back. The phone line is often kept open and a different person answers the phone. Do not give out details of any type over the phone. If in doubt call your bank on a different phone and check. Also you can call the local police and check. Usually these types of scams happen at night when people are asleep, woken up, and drousy. Very easy to fall victim to this scam. So beware.

Have a look at the recent post on scams and have a look through the booklet of common scams.