Scam Warning

Alert message sent 03/05/2018 16:54:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Officers are working with an victim of a scam in the Warrington area who was contacted by someone on their LL purporting to be a Detective needing their assistance to  investigate crime. They asked them to recontact dialing 161 to confirm their identity and then began to defraud them of  large sums of money from their personal banks. The victim was told to tell the bank that they were withdrawing the money to purchase a house abroad if asked. They were then met locally by the individual who gave an agreed password previously set up  to exchange the cash. Having made one transaction they were then asked to carry out two further transactions which lead to a significant financial loss.

Be vigilant, do not engage with persons over the phone requesting monies. Have the confidence to come forward if you have been a victim of crime.
Contact 101 or Action Fraud to report.
Officers will not ask you for bank details -
Reporting fraud and cyber crime

You can report fraud or cyber crime to Action Fraud any time of the day or night using our online fraud reporting tool.  You can also report and get advice about fraud or cyber crime by calling 0300 123 2040.

The times above represent our core contact centre opening hours, although from time to time we do extend the service we provide to you.

Action Fraud will not call you unless you have requested us to, and will never ask for your bank details. If you are unsure whether a call is genuine, call the Action Fraud team on 0300 123 2040. Please note this number will be charged at your normal network rate.

If you have inclusive minutes within your mobile tariff then calls to our number are included at no cost. If you have used all of your inclusive minutes then the call will typically cost 35p per minute depending on your network provider.


If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can contact us on textphone 0300 123 4050.

Online advisor - live chat

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When using web chat you are speaking live to one of our advisors in the contact centre, who can assist with queries or you help fill out an online report.

Calling overseas

If you are calling from abroad please call +44 330 123 2040


Please remember to check your spam folder for responses sent by Action Fraud as for various reasons our email responses to you may end up in those folders. If you have your email set up to automatically delete spam, you may also wish to check your deleted folder.

Other languages

If you don’t speak English, or if English is not your first language, we run a service for you to make your fraud report in your language.
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Jayne Drum (Police, Beat Management , WARR Beat B)

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