As part of its commitment to help reduce crimes in the elderly and vulnerable community, Dyfed-Powys Police is warning people to be aware of a variety of sophisticated scams.
The incidents range from telephone scams where fraudsters claim to be calling from organisations which can repair, or remove any unwanted and corrupted files on their computer. They may claim to be from the Tax office, or Ministry of Justice and offering opportunities of cash rebates. Or they may even purport to be charitable organisations collecting money for good causes.
This type of offence can easily deceive vulnerable people and have a devastating impact on their lifestyle and confidence.
“You should never provide security or card details over the phone,” said Sergeant Malcolm James. “And never give out your bank details.
“We recently had an incident where an elderly person did this and lost a lot of money as a result.
“I urge people to reject any engagement with cold-callers and not to fall victim of this offence. Tracking these criminals is extremely challenging as the majority operate overseas. The main target audience for the campaign are people over 65-years-old as records show they are generally the most vulnerable.
“if you receive any calls you think are suspicious please call us on 101. And remember you can also report any fraud or internet crime please at www.actionfraud.police.uk “
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