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Scam information

Alert message sent 12/10/2020 13:48:00

Information sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police

We would like to make residents aware that we have received reports of various scams taking place where a fraudster makes contact, normally via a hacked email or messaging account, purporting to be a friend or family member asking for money to be transferred with a storyline and giving bank details.
Please be wary of unusual messages asking for financial assistance, even if the message appears to be from someone you know and trust – please check it is really from them by phoning or speaking to them in person.
You can protect your online accounts by using a strong separate password, changing passwords regularly, and where available, use a two-factor authentication.
More information can be found on the Devon and Cornwall police website:
If you think you have been a victim of fraud please report it to Actionfraud
Please pass this information on and consider displaying in public areas such as notice boards etc
Thank you.
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Linzi Berryman (Police, DC Alert Officer, Devon & Cornwall)

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