The Fraud & Scam Bulletin – January 2022
Your monthly update direct from West Mercia Police on the latest scams and frauds
Welcome to the first monthly Bulletin highlighting current fraud trends in our area.
Please circulate to your members and contacts, as well as using it for your own information.
This month we are focusing on two types of Fraud about which we have had multiple reports from the public in recent weeks and how you can keep safe.
Romance fraud – What is it?
You are convinced to make a payment to a person you may have met through social media platforms, dating websites and Apps, or Gaming sites.
What to do:
· If you are speaking to someone online that you have not met in person, stop and think. It could protect your heart and your money
· Never give your bank details to someone online that you have never met, and if you are in any doubt about the person’s honesty, speak to a friend or family member. If they have tried to take money from you, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via the website https://www.actionfraud.police.uk
NEW WhatsApp FRAUD
A rising number of similar Frauds using WhatsApp have been seen in recent weeks in our area which residents need to be aware of.
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