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Phone scams conning people out of money continue

Dorset Police are reminding residents to remain vigilant as scam telephone calls continue across the county.

Telephone calls have been received from a person pretending to be a detective from the Metropolitan Police.

They then tell the caller that a person known to them is in custody, who has their bank details or has taken money from their accounts.

Luckily, recent victims of the calls have notified police but other people have been conned out of thousands of pounds.

Dorset Police are asking people to let them know if they do get any suspicious phone calls.

Phone rage! Kent man fights back against call centres

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

How many times have you phoned your bank, insurance broker, holiday company or in fact, any call centre, and been faced with option after option before you actually speak to a human being?

One man from Kent became so fed up with "press 1 for this", and "press 2 for that", that he compiled a list of thousands of options from thousands of companies - and put them all up on a website to save us all time. David Johns went to meet him.

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