Telephone scammers posing as police | Knutsford Times

Telephone scammers posing as police

By on February 18, 2014

Recently we had two incidents reported to police,  one in Knutsford and one in Wilmslow, whereby calls were received from a male purporting to be a detective from Leeds Police.

The purpose of his call was to advise them that a male had been detained by the police who was in possession of their credit card details.When the recipients became suspicious the male advised them to ring 901 and gave them a reference number of 329AC

Yesterday, a report came into police that a female in the Knutsford area had fallen for this scam which resulted in £2000 being taken from her bank account. Please warn neighbours especially the elderly regarding this incident.

If you receive such a call put the phone down and contact police on 101

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