Derbyshire residents warned of latest phone scam

Derbyshire residents are being warned about a latest courier fraud that allows scammers to steal their bank details.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 12:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 10:21 pm

Derbyshire Police said they are getting reports of scam phone calls where people are claiming to be police officers.

A spokesperson said: “Today, a Derby resident had a call from a so called DC Morris (from) City Police Fraud stating people were trying to take £400 from a bank account.

"A second call was then received by a so called a Derbyshire Police officer. Police will NEVER ask for details about your accounts."

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A warning has been issued about a telephone scam
A warning has been issued about a telephone scam

"They are wanting to know how much you have in your bank as fraudsters are attempting to take money out of your account.

"Please terminate any calls you receive from them."

The police said the residents can verify their identity by calling 101 to confirm if the police officer works for Derbyshire Police.

It was reported that victims of courier fraud have lost a total £10.5 million.