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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 Warn Against Council Tax Rebate Scam Calls

ALERT: Scam Phone Calls Offering Council Tax Rebates Staffordshire Police are alerting people to the recent scam phone calls that are doing the rounds in Staffordshire. Callers from a company called Shore Claims Ltd are claiming to be offering a refund on Council Tax, going back years and promising thousands of pounds in potential claims. In order for them to investigate ...

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Beware! HMRC and iTunes Scam

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Staffordshire Police are reminding people to be aware of the trend of victims being contacted by offenders claiming to be from HMRC following a report received in South Staffordshire. Just after 3:30pm on 16 November they received a call reporting a bogus phone call made to a 72-yr-old woman in Cheslyn Hay. The male caller claimed to be from HMRC ...

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Citizens Advice issues phone scam warning

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  The Citizens Advice branch that covers Stone has issued an urgent warning to people in the town to be aware of bogus callers claiming to be from Citizens Advice. Following a number of incidents, people living in Stone are being urged to ignore any cold calls and put the phone down if the caller is claiming to be from Citizens Advice. The charity ...

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Warning over Ukash scam

People in Stone who use Ukash vouchers to buy goods online are being urged to be vigilant against criminals trying to steal their cash. The warning from Staffordshire County Council comes after a Little Bit of Stone reader warned people in the town when their elderly relative became a victim. More details HERE. Ukash vouchers are used to buy online ...

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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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Beware of London 2012 ticket scams

People in Stone who are looking to apply for the London 2012 ticket ballot are being urged to only use the official channels or risk being scammed or sold a fake ticket. The warning has been issued by the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Podium team. Detective Chief Inspector Nick Downing, who is in charge of Operation Podium, said: “The Olympic economy ...

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Stone firms warned of advertising scam

Businesses in Stone are being warned about scams where they are offered advertising in fake or non-existent publications. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team has received calls from concerned businesses which have been offered advertising by callers who say they are acting on behalf of a charity, school or public sector organisation. Sometimes the caller will tell the business it ...

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