Be Aware of New Scam
North West Leicestershire Police would like people to be aware of a new scam emerging in our communities.
We have received reports that people are receiving a telephone call on their landline from a male stating he is a Police Officer investigating counterfeit bank notes being passed through their bank account. The caller will then ask the victim to attend their bank and withdraw several thousand pounds in cash and return home. The fake police officer then makes further contact by phone and asks for some serial numbers of the notes. He will state that the notes are counterfeit and arrange a second person to collect the cash from the victim.
This is a scam. The police will NOT call asking you to withdraw cash.
If you receive a call as described, terminate the call and make another call Leicestershire Police on 101 or 999 if you feel threatened on a second phone.