A victim has spoken out to warn members of the public after he was the target of a courier fraud.
Dorset Police received a report that on Wednesday 25 May 2022 a man aged in his 80s in Poole received a call from someone claiming to be from his bank. They told him he needed to move his money into another account and persuaded him to send £2,500 to an address in the London area.
After the fraud was reported, officers were able to intercept the delivery and return the funds to the victim. An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
The victim in the case has now bravely shared his experience in a bid to raise awareness and encourage others who are targeted to report incidents to police.
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Anyone who is contacted by someone they do not know, or cannot verify the identity of, is urged to follow the Take Five To Stop Fraud advice:
Take Five To Stop Fraud advice
Stop: Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.
Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
Protect: If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud online at police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.
For more fraud prevention advice visit: www.service.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/?frc=55
If you believe you or someone you know has been the victim of fraud, please report it to Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, email email@example.com or call 101. Alternatively, contact Action Fraud via www.actionfraud.police.uk.