Scammers (Leicestershire Police)

Please be mindful of phone call and online scams. A local resident has been scammed this week out of a lot of money. People of all ages can fall victim to these types of crime and some of them are very convincing. You can visit for lots of good information and prevention advice.Please take care of those around you by spreading the word and keeping a look out for elderly or vulnerable friends/neighbours and family. What can I do to protect myself?• If you get a call like this hang up. (don’t feel pressured if it doesn’t feel right)• If you need to contact your bank to check wait five minutes as fraudsters can stay on the line even after you have hung up, or use a different line altogether.• Never give any of your details over the phone.• Install a call blocker on your phone. Telephone companies can assist with call blocking technology to help restrict these types of calls. We would recommend that people talk this through with their vulnerable or elderly family and friends to help prevent this activity.