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  • Warning to businesses following scam in Poole

    15 September 2020
    Officers are warning local businesses of a scam where customers are asking to exchange bank notes. At around 10.40am on Saturday 5 September 2020 a man entered McColl’s on The Parade with £900 in £10 notes and claimed he was from a loca...
  • Appeal for information following fraud incidents in Poole

    01 September 2020
    Officers investigating incidents where a man has impersonated a civil enforcement officer in Poole are appealing for information from the public. Between 8.30pm and 9pm on Thursday 6 August 2020 it was reported that a man put a blue and white out of serv...
  • Warning following scam calls in North Dorset

    22 August 2020
    Officers are issuing a warning to members of the public following a series of reports of scam calls in North Dorset. A number of reports were received of calls made to members of the public - mostly in the Shaftesbury area - on Thursday 20 August and Fri...
  • Warning to public after series of incidents involving cashpoints in Poole and Bournemouth

    28 July 2020
    Officers investigating a series of reported incidents where cashpoints have been tampered with in Poole and Bournemouth are appealing for information and warning members of the public to be vigilant. Dorset Police has received five reports in the conurba...
  • Update – second man due to appear in court in connection with investigation into alleged scam

    18 March 2020
    A second man is due to appear in court in connection with an investigation into an alleged scam where a Bournemouth couple were reportedly conned out of a significant amount of money. It was reported that the couple, aged in their 70s, were targeted by f...
  • Scam prevention advice and warning to Dorset residents

    12 March 2020
    Officers are urging residents to remain vigilant following three phone scams across Dorset. At 1.28pm on Wednesday 11 March 2020 Dorset Police received a report from a Poole woman, aged in her 80s, that she was called by someone who claimed to be a polic...
  • Man charged after couple targeted in alleged scam

    09 February 2020
    A man has been charged following an extensive investigation into an incident where a Bournemouth couple were reportedly scammed out of a significant amount of money. It was reported that the couple, aged in their 70s, were targeted by fraudsters through ...
  • Update – man charged in connection with reported fraud offences in Bournemouth

    07 February 2020
    A man has been charged in connection with the alleged fraudulent use of a debit card in Bournemouth. It was reported that between 2pm and 3pm on Monday 30 December 2019 a work van was broken into on Tregonwell Road and the victim’s wallet and a Dew...
  • Arrests made after couple targeted in alleged scam

    05 February 2020
    Two men have been arrested following an extensive investigation into an incident where a Bournemouth couple were reportedly scammed out of a significant amount of money. It was reported that the couple, aged in their 70s, were targeted by fraudsters thro...
  • Prevention warning after couple targeted in scam

    30 October 2019
    Police are issuing a warning to members of the public after a Bournemouth couple were scammed out of a significant amount of money. The couple, aged in their 70s, were targeted by fraudsters through a series of courier and banking scams. On Thursday 15 ...
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