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  • Call for vigilance as telephone scammers target residents across Cheshire

    Police are urging Cheshire residents to be vigilant after a bank in Widnes was notified of seven of its customers having been targeted by telephone scammers in a single day. The customers informed NatWest on Widnes Road...

    • Posted July 11, 2019
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  • Residents urged not to be fooled by ticket fraudsters

    Cheshire Constabulary is urging residents to be vigilant when buying tickets to sporting events and concerts online. Working with partner organisations such as Action Fraud and Get Safe Online, the force is offering the following easy-to-follow guidelines...

    • Posted June 23, 2019
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  • Macclesfield man charged with fraud

    Officers from Cheshire Police investigating fraudulent furniture sales have charged a 32-year-old man. Allen Barke of Buckingham Drive, Macclesfield, has been charged with five counts of fraud by false representation and one count of participating in fraudulent...

    • Posted March 19, 2019
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  • Couple who scammed Cheshire residents sentenced

    A married couple from Newcastle-upon-Tyne have been sentenced for multiple fraud offences. Kevin Cairns, 45, and Gillian Cairns, 46, pretended to run kitchen and furniture companies and duped victims from Cheshire and America into paying large sums...

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • Bank branch response scheme prevents victims losing £1.64million to fraud in Cheshire in 2018

    A new rapid response scheme by banks and police has prevented potential fraud victims from being scammed out of £1.64million in Cheshire, new figures reveal. The Banking Protocol trains bank staff to spot when someone is about...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Police issue warning after Knutsford resident scammed out of £12,000

    Knutsford Police have issued a crime prevention notice to help stop people from becoming fraud victims. Last month a Knutsford resident was scammed out of £12,000 following a phone call from someone claiming that they were from...

    • Posted January 5, 2019
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  • Constabulary supports new Safe Payments campaign to combat cybercriminals

    Cheshire Constabulary is supporting a new campaign that has been devised to help people make safe and secure payments online. Launching tomorrow (Thursday 3 January), the Safe Payments campaign focuses on how we can all avoid falling...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • Tobacco fraudster behind bars for £55,000 corruption

    A tobacco fraudster has been jailed following a successful operation by Cheshire East Council’s trading standards team, a Chester court heard. Michael Wallace, aged 58, of Tyldesley Old Road, Atherton, in Greater Manchester, was imprisoned for 20...

    • Posted October 16, 2018
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  • Week-long initiative to tackle rogue traders and fraudsters

    Rogue traders and fraudsters are the focus of a week-long initiative in Cheshire. Police and partners are working together to help spread the word about this type of crime and offering advice on what to do if residents...

    • Posted October 12, 2018
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