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Fraud by telephone

Alert message sent 16/06/2020 15:17:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch

This is a Neighbourhood Watch message from Chrissie Parkes
An incident of fraud has occurred in the Mork area of St Briavels. A vulnerable victim received a phone call from someone claiming to be from BT. They asked the victim to go on their computer as someone was trying to hack into their accounts. The victim was then lead through a series of steps and ten thousand pounds was stolen from their bank accounts. The fraudsters also gained access to their e-mail account acquiring information of a personal nature.

Please be aware and if you have any information regarding incidents like this please report it to the police on 101.
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You can also ring Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Chrissie Parkes
Neighbourhood Watch Field Officer
Forest LPA
Gloucestershire Constabulary
Police Station Lords Hill|Coleford|Glos|GL168BG
Tel: 101 / 01452 753784
Twitter - @Forest Police

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Chrissie Parkes (Police, Neighbourhood Watch Officer, Gloucestershire)

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