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Scam Alert

The Neighbourhood Police Team are warning residents after recent attempts to scam people through phone/ social media.

There have been several cases where people have been contacted by text with a message similar to

Hi Mum it's me, I'm using a friends phone as mine is not working can you please contact me via this number or this facebook page I need £???? pounds to pay for a ?????. It's really urgent can you pay this amount to this account.

There are variations but the inference is always that the recipient is family of the sender which they never are.

Please never pay in this manner, there must be a way you can check the authenticity of the person making the request. We all have children that at some time may ask for a bit of financial help, please make sure you are helping your child and not a scammer

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Paul Wilson
(Police, PCSO, Chudleigh & Ashburton)

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