Scam suspect posing as police tried to con people into handing over bank details

Preston police has warned people to remain vigilant after reports were made about a suspected scam involving a man posing as a police officer.

Sunday, 30th September 2018, 12:38 pm
Updated Sunday, 30th September 2018, 1:42 pm
Preston police

Police told people on social media on yesterday that a man claiming to be from the Metropolitan police was trying to con people into handing over important bank details.

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A spokesman said: “We have received a number of reports of what appears to be a scam. A male is claiming to be from the Metropolitan police and is trying to obtain bank details after suggesting that a bank fraud has taken place.”

People have been warned not to hand over any information to the man, and to call police on 101 should he approach them.