Op Signature – Police Impersonation Fraud
Lincolnshire Police have today received a number of reports of Police Impersonation Fraud targeting elderly and vulnerable members of the public. This offence involves victims being told to purchase high value goods or to withdraw large amounts of cash to hand over to a police officer who will visit their address to collect it, at a later time. The fraudsters allege the goods or the money are counterfeit items. Please be aware that the Police would never ask anyone to do this.
We are asking people to make their elderly family members aware of this scam, and to raise as much awareness as possible.
If you have been contacted by anyone claiming to be a Police Officer who is asking you to buy goods or hand over cash, or would like to report anything of this nature to authorities, please call us on 101 and report to Action Fraud on 0300 1232040.