We are raising awareness of incidences of telephone calls to residents in Waterlooville and surrounding areas which falsely claim to be from the police.
In some cases, to reassure and make the call appear genuine, names of officers, ranks and police station addresses have been quoted.
They raise concerns over the person’s credit card and financial issues. Bank and other personal details are requested to aid security.
This is a criminal scam being investigated by the genuine police who advise anyone receiving similar communication to refrain from giving any details and to end the call immediately. Do get some assistance if a call like this leaves you feeling anxious – telephone the police on 101.
If you have been affected or would like to report information for intelligence purposes, this can also be done on the 101 number.