Surrey Police have had more reports of Epsom and Ewell residents being targeted by cold callers pretending to be police officers, who ask the victim to hand over money or bank cards as part of an investigation. They then arrange to send someone to the victim’s house to collect money or bank cards.
You can avoid falling victim to courier fraud:
• Never send or give money to anyone you don’t know or trust.
• Check people are who they say they are, by calling the organisation they say they are from.
• Don’t share your personal information.
• Make decisions in your own time.
• If in doubt phone a relative or a friend.
• Do not trust anyone who cold calls you about your bank account.
Surrey Police , nor your bank, will ever ask you for your PIN or full banking password. Surrey Police will never ask you to withdraw money or transfer money out of your account, or arrange for anyone to collect bank cards or money from your home address.
All fraud should be reported to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or by reporting online at www.actionfraud.police.uk
If you or someone you know is vulnerable and is being targeted by fraudsters, please report this to Surrey Police online at www.surrey.police.uk or by calling 101.
If you know someone who might be vulnerable to courier fraud please share this information with them. https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/