Warning to Lincolnshire residents not to be conned by callers posing as police

Lincolnshire Police.

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Lincolnshire Police are warning people not to be conned into parting with their bank or any other personal details to cold callers.

Three instances have been reported today where individuals have claimed to be police officers and asked people for bank details.

The first, reported today from a call on Friday, was to a woman in Lincoln. The ploy was to say the caller was from the local crime prevention team and was inviting the purchase of advertising in a police publication.

Today in Skegness there have been two instances – one this morning, where a man claiming to be a detective chief inspector from Hammersmith said a man being held in custody had admitted to ripping off the person and could he have her bank details.

The third instance was this afternoon in Skegness where a man claiming to be a police officer told a story about a bank card being scammed for £1500 and could he have bank details and to call him back on 999.

No advantage was gained by any of the callers but police are repeating their warning to members of the public taking cold calls not to part with any personal information, especially bank details.