Police warning over fraud scams

Surrey Police are warning residents to remain vigilant after reports of scams involving fraudsters.

Surrey Police warning over fraudster scams

Surrey Police is warning residents to remain vigilant after several reports of scams involving bank details, bogus telephone and couriers across the county.

Over the weekend police got 12 reports from the public in Surrey who received phone calls form someone claiming to be a police officer.

The callers were attempting to convince victims to hand over large amounts of cash and bank cards.

They then asked the victim to phone the bank to cancel the card and told the victims that they would send a courier round to collect the card.

It is clearly very concerning that we are receiving reports from a number of different parts of the county and we are again urging residents to report any suspicious calls from people claiming to be a police officer or bank worker. I would like stress that these requests are not genuine and that no police officer or bank would operate in this manner and would never request a customer to confirm their PIN details over the phone. Anyone who receives a suspicious call, either on the phone or in person, is urged to not give any details to the caller and report the matter to the police."

– DS Jak Bowers, who is leading the investigation into the offences,