Castle Donington Parish Council

Serving the people of Castle Donington

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Clerk: Fiona Palmer
The Community Hub, 101
Bondgate, Castle Donington
Derby DE74 2NR

Tel: 01332 810432

Courier fraud warning to residents

Courier fraud warning to residents

FAMILIES in the area are being urged to remain vigilant following two recent incidents of courier fraud.

In both cases, which were reported to police in April, elderly victims living in Leicester and Burton on the Wolds, near Loughborough, have been contacted by someone purporting to be a police officer. They have been informed that money has been fraudulently taken from their account.

"We would never ask members of the public to hand over cash. Genuine callers will also be happy to verify their credentials and will not mind you asking to call them back while you phone their supposed employer to seek assurance.

"If you receive one of these calls end it immediately, wait five minutes to clear the line and call the police, or alternatively, phone from a friend's house or mobile."

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Posted: Tue, 08 May 2018 07:31 by Chris Hills

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