Police warn on East Yorks fraud calls

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Published: Friday 6th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Police are linking attempted cases of phone fraud across the East Yorkshire region.

They have warned the public to be on their guard against a caller posing as a Driffield Chief Inspector.

So far seven people, all older residents, have been targeted with this type of deception across East Yorkshire and Hull.

The bogus policeman asks people to give their bank data over the phone, after telling them they have been bank account theft victims. On each occasion the number has been withheld.

In the latest case on Wednesday, March 4 the “Chief Inspector” asked the person on the other end of the line to take out all of their money.

Police are eager to make people aware of the scam, although no people are believed to have been tricked by it yet.

Matthew Peach, a Detective Inspector, warned people to be very cautious about talking to people who are asking them for bank data. He said that under no circumstances should they give this out or transfer cash to strangers.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Friday 6th March 2015 by The News Editor

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