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Criminals impersonate police in fake investigation fraud

29 Nov 17

POLICE are warning people, particularly the elderly, to be wary of a growing fraud in which criminals pose as police officers and ask their victims to take part in a fake undercover operation.

Seventeen offences have been reported to Staffordshire Police with two losses totalling approximately £20,000. Four further reports were reported directly to Action Fraud but did not report a loss. Fraudsters are contacting members of the public, usually by…


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