Warning regarding Magazine Scam
|Alert message sent 19/12/2013 11:26:00|
|Information sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police|
|Warning regarding Magazine Scam|
Please be aware that we have received a report from a local business in the Sutton in Ashfield area, informing us of phone calls they have received and believe to be a scam.
On this occasion the caller claimed to be from Nottinghamshire Police by the name of John Williams offering the business the chance to advertise in a magazine for a sum of money.
Please be advised that Nottinghamshire Police do not cold call in order to request money for magazine advertisements. Nottinghamshire Police do not have a magazine. Please also be advised that any representative from Nottinghamshire Police should always state their full Name, Job Role and give their contact details. The representative should also give the person they are calling the option to call them back through the main Nottinghamshire Police switchboard to authenticate their call.
If you are suspicious of such calls and are unable to authenticate the call you are advised not give out any personal details, bank details or funds.
Nottinghamshire Police work closely with Action Fraud which is a one-stop reporting centre handling all reports of Fraud in the UK.
If you’ve received similar calls and think you've been scammed, ripped off or conned, you should report it to Action Fraud. Action Fraud can be contacted online by visiting their website or via telephone on 0300 123 2040.
Please let other businesses know of this scam in your area that are not signed up to the Alert system.
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|Lindsay Donnelly (Police, Administrator, Nottinghamshire)|
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