Scam Alert

Keep up to date with the latest scams here!

Doorstep Scams


'It didn't feel like a scam, but I lost £520'

10th June 2019

When two men knocked on Christine's door saying her gutters needed cleaning and roof tiles needed replacing she agreed, and handed them £520. more


Wareham rogue traders conned elderly man for hundreds of pounds

7th June 2019


An elderly man has been conned by a rogue trader into paying hundreds of pounds for work he had not requested. At around 10am on Monday, June 3 two men started trimming a hedge outside a house on Keysworth Drive in Sandford. more


Rogue tradesmen fined and jailed for defrauding elderly Eastleigh couple

4th June 2019




Telephone Scams



Courier fraud alert - Phone calls from bogus police & fake bank officials

6th June 2019


Action Fraud has received reports of a type of courier fraud, victims receive a phone call from someone claiming to be either a police officer or banking official. more


Highland Council Trading Standards warns of new scam targeting bank customers

10th June 2019


A warning has been issued that cold call telephone criminals are now targeting individual bank customers to gain access to accounts before emptying their cash. more

Online Scams


Make sure you 'mullet over' before you fall victim to phishing emails on National Fish and Chip Day

6th June 2019


The national Cyber Protect Network, led by the City of London Police and in partnership with Action Fraud, is warning people to lookout for phishing messages on National Fish and Chip Day. more


Romance fraud: Woman sent criminal £40k despite suspicions

17th June 2019


A woman who suspected her mother was being scammed online later sent the criminal £40,000, ending up heavily in debt. The mother-of-one from south east Wales was a victim of a romance scam, a crime which police say grew by nearly a third last year. more


Retired nurse has £10,000 swiped from bank account by criminals' simple scam

14th June 2019


A retired nurse had £10,000 swiped from his bank account by heartless criminals. Gerry Anderson, 64, was on holiday in Scotland when he received a worrying message from his banking firm. The text thanked him for signing up to internet banking - something which Gerry had never requested. more