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Possible Telephone Scam Alert

Scam Alert (Sent on behalf of Cotswold Neighbourhood Inspector, Simon Ellson)

Cotswolds Police have been made aware today by local residents in Cirencester of a potential telephone scam. 

Residents have informed Police that they are receiving a phone call from people pretending to be Police Officers and asking them to move money into a “safe account” Residents are told it is to “protect your money” . You may be told you will be arrested if you don’t do it. 

Please don’t do this, this is a scam. A Police officer would not call you and request you to move money, or threaten you with arrest for failing to pay money. 

Please report any suspicious activity to us.

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Beth Mackenzie
(Police, LPSO, Cotswold Local Policing Team, Cirencester)

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