Warning issued to Norfolk residents over cold callers claiming to be police officers

PUBLISHED: 15:46 09 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:40 10 August 2017

Norfolk police have warned people to be wary after reports of a phone scam. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Norfolk police have warned people to be wary after reports of a phone scam. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire


Norfolk residents are being warned to be vigilant of cold callers claiming to be police officers who need help with an investigation.

Suspects have been calling homeowners stating they are from the police force and have said that either their bank cards have been cloned to purchase items or they need to assist in an investigation by withdrawing cash.

Calls have been received by a number of residents in the Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston areas.

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Officers are reminding members of the public to be vigilant when dealing with cold callers and that genuine police officers would not approach residents in this manner.

Anyone with concerns about such calls should contact Norfolk Police on the non-emergency number 101 or dial 999 if a crime is in progress.

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