Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Community Message

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Watch Office on Wednesday 8 June.

Following a recent report of a bogus telephone caller in the Aylesbury area, Police wish to remind all watch members not to divulge personal information to unknown or unexpected callers, either in person or on the telephone.

Bogus callers can be very plausible and build confidence to make the victim believe they are genuine. They can claim to be from official organisations, such as the Council, banks, credit card companies or even the Police. The aim of their call is to obtain sensitive information, such as bank details, address history, mother’s maiden name etc. If they are successful in gaining this kind of data it can be used to defraud you.

DO NOT be tempted to give out this information – always check the identity of the person, by calling the company they claim to be representing. Do not assume someone is genuine, no matter how ‘official’ they sound.

For further information about protecting yourself against fraud and identity theft please visit our website and click on the Crime Prevention tab or call the 24 hour Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505.