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  • Appeal for information after scam in Bournemouth

    11 February 2021
    Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after a man was scammed and subsequently received threats and racially abusive messages in Bournemouth. On Monday 8 February 2021 the victim, a man aged in his 20s, purchased a phone thro...
  • Appeal for information after elderly man scammed in East Dorset

    10 February 2021
    Officers investigating an incident where an elderly man was scammed out of thousands of pounds in East Dorset are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. At around 11.30am on Monday 8 February a man aged in his 80s from Alderholt received ...
  • Further update in relation to reported fraudulent use of bank card in Bournemouth

    08 January 2021
    A man has been charged in connection with the reported fraudulent use of a bank card in Bournemouth. It was reported that at 1.37pm on Thursday 24 December 2020 the victim used his bank card at Tesco Express on Charminster Road, but had failed to collect...
  • Update – man arrested in connection with reported fraudulent use of bank card in Bournemouth

    07 January 2021
    A man has been arrested in connection with the reported fraudulent use of a bank card in Bournemouth. It was reported that at 1.37pm on Thursday 24 December 2020 the victim used his bank card at Tesco Express on Charminster Road, but had failed to collec...
  • Public appeal in relation to fraudulent charity collector in Dorchester

    31 December 2020
    Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after a man was fraudulently collecting money for charity in Dorchester. At around 12pm on Tuesday 22 December 2020 a man was standing on South Street collecting money in a bucket claimin...
  • Appeal following phone scam in Sherborne

    16 December 2020
    Detectives investigating an incident where an elderly woman from Sherborne was scammed out of thousands of pounds are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. It comes after several other incidents were reported in other parts of Dorset and...
  • Public urged to remain vigilant following further phone scams in Dorset

    11 December 2020
    Officers are calling on the public to remain extremely vigilant after another elderly couple were conned into handing over savings to fraudsters in west Dorset. The Force has received number of calls over recent days of fraudsters attempting to convince ...
  • Public appeal after elderly residents scammed out of thousands of pounds in Bridport

    10 December 2020
    Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to identify fraudsters who scammed two elderly Bridport residents into handing over thousands of pounds. Sometime between 10am and 10.30am on Wednesday 9 December 2020 the first victim - a woman aged i...
  • Update – CCTV appeal following reported fraudulent use of bus pass

    26 November 2020
    A man has come forward following a CCTV appeal in relation to reports of the fraudulent use of a bus pass. Dorset Police is investigating reports that a man was using a bus pass over a number of years from 2017 that was in the name of a man who died in 2...
  • 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...
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