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Fake Met Police officer is calling Suffolk residents to get credit card details

PUBLISHED: 09:53 09 April 2018

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Picture: Archant library.

A fraudster pretending to be a Met Police officer has been scamming Suffolk residents by claiming to have a suspect in custody with their credit card details.

Suffolk police chiefs are urging people to be alert for scams after several people were contacted by the caller.

A police spokesman said: “Fraudsters are typically stating that they have a suspect in custody that has a number of credits cards with their details on.

“The caller then asks the person on the telephone to confirm their credit card details over the phone.”

People are advised that police will never ask members of the public to withdraw money, purchase items or provide PIN or bank details.

If people receive calls asking for such details, they should hang-up and leave the landline disconnected for at least five minutes before making another call.

Visit www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z for further advice.

Alternatively, report incidents of fraud to Action Fraud using their online reporting tool or by calling 0300 1232040.

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