Bogus Police

I could of course be somewhat facetious and say ‘we should be so lucky’ to see any police in Whittlesey – however as Chairman of NHW it would not be correct of me to make such a remark would it!

That said – watching all local media – and seeing the interview on last nights BBC Anglia news – how can people be so gullible to fall for this scam – but many indeed have – and Cambs Police now say somewhere in the region of £118,000 so far has been removed from ‘dozens’ of people mainly in and around Peterborough.
Peterborough has a very active Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and they like us are
regularly informed of incidents.


Officers are investigating a series of fraudulent incidents in our area.
In the past few weeks there have been a series of incidents of bogus police officers asking people for money.
The incidents involve a male pretending to be a police officer calling the victim and telling them they were investigating criminal activity on the victim’s bank card, which was linked to an inside job at their Bank.

The victims are asked to withdraw large amounts of cash and hand it over to a police officer, who would collect it from them with a code word.
The bogus Police Officers are very persuasive and have managed to manipulate the elderly residents.
The suspect who collected the money is described as Asian, around 6’ to 6’6”, with brown hair.

Detective Constable Louise Mann said: “Your bank and the police will never ask you to withdraw cash, reveal your PIN number or passwords or purchase high value goods that they will then collect from your home.
“If you believe you have been a victim of fraud you should contact Action Fraud any time of the day or night using their online fraud reporting tool or by calling 0300 123 2040.”

Anyone who has  information regarding these incidents should call police on 101 quoting CF0087850218 or visit
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via

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