Bogus Phone Calls in Tamworth

Phone_ScamOfficers from Tamworth Local Policing Team (LPT) are warning residents to be aware of bogus phone calls.

They received a call just before 5:30pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday 19 May) from an elderly lady reporting suspicious phone calls received at a house in Kettlebrook.  The lady received three phone calls over the space of a week, where the unknown caller asked for her bank details.

Thankfully, the lady followed our advice and did not give out any information.  (Incident number 586 of 19 May).

If you are contacted out of the blue by a company/charity then be on you guard and do not get drawn into accepting a service you never sought.

Tamworth’s Local Policing Team are asking the public, particularly those who are elderly or vulnerable, to be on their guard and ensure they do not part with any money, or personal details, over the phone.  No legitimate organisation will ask you to pay a fee to receive money.  Your bank will not ask you for your passwords and account numbers.

Call the police on 101 if you are suspicious and please remind elderly neighbours and family so they can avoid becoming a victim.

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