Neighbourhood Watch: Telephone Fraud

Police are receiving lots of calls regarding residents being called by someone claiming to be a police officer from Scotland Yard. This officer then attempts to scam the victim out of money by claiming the victim’s bank is under investigation and they need the victim to withdraw money and hand it over to police as it may be counterfeit.

Please know Police would never ask anyone to withdraw money as part of an investigation or ask you to purchase expensive items.

Please pass this message on to elderly relatives or neighbours, as they are most at risk.

On this last point, Henley Neighbourhood Watch are looking for new local street/co-ordinators to be local hubs for sharing information like this.  If you’d like to help your local part of the community please email


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