Bogus police callers warning for Isle residents

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A warning is being sent out to Isle residents advising them against giving out personal information such as address, contact details and personal financial information over the telephone.

Last Tuesday police received a number of calls from people across North Lincolnshire who had been telephoned by somebody claiming to be an officer from Humberside Police.

The person on the phone made a number of allegations in what appeared to be an attempt to obtain personal information from the person who answered the phone.

The caller told the call taker that they had their home address details and they required their bank account information.

The calls which were made have raised a number of concerns, which are now being investigated by police.

An officer has been to visit some of the people who were called to provide reassurance.

A police spokesman said: “Often people who are targeted in this way are the elderly and vulnerable members of the community, however these calls can be made to anyone and they can happen at any time of the day or night. Humberside Police would like to reassure people that officers would never call a member of the public, in an ad hoc way, to encourage them to report a crime or to advise somebody they have been a victim of crime.”

Anyone who has been a victim of any form of fraud is encouraged to call Action Fraud on telephone 0300 123 2040.

Offences can also be reported to Humberside Police on phone number 101 or via Crimestoppers 0800 555 111. Alternatively visit the Humberside Police website for advice on crime prevention.