Don’t assume a phone call is authentic just because someone knows your name and address.
Common examples of courier fraud…
Calls you out of the blue on the phone
Ask you to withdraw large amounts of cash to hand over to them
Asks for your PIN
Says there is an issue with your bank account or card
Claims to be from your bank, the police or your local authority
Sends a courier to collect your bank card or cash
The Police will Never…
Contact you to ask for your PIN or bank details
Ask you to withdraw cash to hand over to them for safe-keeping
Ask you to transfer money out of your account for any reason
Send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs or bank cards
If a crime is in progress call 999
For more information visit Action Fraud the National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre
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