Cumbria police investigating calls from 'police officer' demanding money
Published at 15:36, Saturday, 18 January 2014
AN investigation has been launched by Cumbria police after reports of a man claiming to be a police officer demanding money from businesses and residents.
Police said the man has been calling from a withheld number and aggressively demanding payments be made into a bank account called ‘Community Safety Plus Ltd’.
A number of calls have been received in the Carlisle area but police have warned residents county wide to be on their guard.
A police spokesman said: “Cumbria Constabulary would like to assure the public that this is something police would not do and it appears to be a telephone scam.
“Do not pay any money or provide any personal, or bank, details to this male or anyone else purporting to be a police officer.”
Anyone who has been contacted is asked to phone police on 101 or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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