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Stone residents warned about “fake” police

Staffordshire Police are warning residents, particularly the elderly, to be wary of a growing fraud in which criminals pose as police officers and ask their victims to take part in a fake undercover operation. Seventeen offences have been reported to Staffordshire Police with two losses totalling approximately £20,000. Four further reports were reported directly to Action Fraud but did not ...

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Staffordshire Police issue scams warnings

Staffordshire Police have recently issued warnings for residents to be on their guard following two separate scams which could be potentially circulating in the area, and which they could unwittingly fall victim to. The first warning concerns a courier fraud phone scam. Two reports were received recently of suspicious phone calls from someone claiming to be from a PPI company. It’s ...

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Warning as elderly targeted in phone scam

Thanks to the Little Bit of Stone reader who got in touch to warn people in the town of a tax rebate scam that their elderly relative fell victim to. Always refuse to give any banking details from anyone calling you to offer tax rebates. Report any calls of this nature to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online ...

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