New Scam Alert - Cold Callers

Alert message sent 11/10/2020 10:36:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Good Morning,

Over the past week or so, we have received word of a new scam going around!

Elderly members of our local society have been receiving cold calls advising to have their windows tested. When challenged or told they’ll make a family member or friend aware, the caller becomes aggressive and states no one else is needed to be present.

Thus far, no money has been handed over but we’re unsure how many have received such calls other than the ones we’ve been made aware of.

It’s important that no matter how long you’ve been speaking to someone online and how much you trust them, if you haven’t met them in person do not:

- send them any money
- allow them access to your bank account
- transfer money on their behalf
- take a loan out for them
- provide copies of your personal documents such as passports or driving licenses
- invest your own money on their behalf or on their advice
- purchase and send the codes on gift cards from Amazon or iTunes
- agree to receive and/or send parcels on their behalf (laptops, mobile phones etc.)

If you think you’ve been a victim of a scam, don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed - you are not alone. Contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

Please look out for one another, check in on family, friends and neighbours!
Kind regards,
PCSO Scott Watson 21890
Ettiley Heath, Wheelock, Sandbach Heath & East PCSO
Sandbach Cluster
Crewe LPU
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Scott Watson (Police, PCSO, Crewe LPU Sandbach PCSO)

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