Action Fraud Warning - criminals continue to target the elderly

Alert message sent 22/09/2021 12:57:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


Action Fraud is warning the public to protect their loved ones as criminals cheat older and vulnerable victims out of cash and high value items through courier fraud.

What is courier fraud?

Courier fraud is when victims receive a phone call from a criminal who is pretending to be a police officer or bank official. Typically, victims are told to withdraw a sum of money and someone is sent to their home address to collect it.

Criminals may also convince the victim to transfer money to a ‘secure’ bank account, hand over their bank cards or give the criminals high value items, such as jewellery, watches and gold (coins or bullion).

For more information, please see -

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/warning-from-action-fraud-as-criminals-continue-to-target-the-elderly

Stay safe and remain vigilant.

Kind regards,

PCSO Beth George
Chester LPU
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Beth George (Cheshire Police, Chester LPU, PCSO)
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