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  • Finance industry, Police and Trading Standards unite in Dorset to tackle fraud

    13 December 2017
    Ground breaking rapid response scheme - the Banking Protocol - means local branch staff can alert police and Trading Standards to suspected frauds taking place. The scheme was launched in Dorset in June 2017. Since then almost £140,000 of fraud has...
  • Warn vulnerable members of the community about fraud this Christmas

    08 December 2017
    As part of this year’s Christmas campaign, Dorset Police is reminding the public to be aware of fraud and spread the word. Christmas can offer fraudsters increased opportunities to trick people. Unfortunately fraud is often targeted at vulnerable and elde...
  • Woman charged in connection with alleged burglary in Bournemouth

    27 November 2017
    A woman is due to appear in court charged with a fraud offence after being arrested in connection with an alleged burglary in Bournemouth. At 9.30pm on Saturday 11 November 2017 Dorset Police received a report that a handbag had been stolen from a home i...
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) scam in Dorset

    14 November 2017
    Scam warning - Residents are being asked to pay tax due to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in iTunes vouchers. Dorset Police has been made aware of a scam whereby individuals are being contacted, in a variety of methods, and told they owe an outstanding de...
  • Rogue traders guilty of conning elderly Wimborne woman out of £120,000

    10 October 2017
    Rogue traders who conned anelderly Wimborne woman out of her £120,000 life savings are due to be sentenced later this month. John Hart, aged 61 and of Hannington Place in Bournemouth, and Philip Budden, 37 and of Malmesbury Park Road, pleaded guilt...
  • Man charged with fraud offence

    17 March 2017
    A man has been charged with fraud by false representation in Bournemouth. It was reported that at around 2pm on Monday 15 August 2016 an elderly man received a phone call from a fraudster purporting to be a police officer from the fraud squad in London. ...
  • Former headteacher of a north Dorset school due in court over fraud offences

    15 December 2016
    A former headteacher of a north Dorset school is due to appear in court for fraud offences. David Jerome De Silva, 38 and of Poole, has received a postal requisition to appear before Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Monday 16 January 2017. He faces o...
  • Online bargain or financial fraud? Advice ahead of Black Friday & Cyber Monday

    22 November 2016
    Millions of Brits are putting themselves at risk of financial fraud just to bag a bargain online. Almost a third of online shoppers admit they’re more likely to take a financial risk to get a good deal.Younger shoppers are most at risk as they&rsqu...
  • Warning following reports of bogus doorstep callers in Poole

    21 November 2016
    Police and charity Parkinson's UK are asking residents to be vigilant following a number of bogus doorstep callers in Poole. One incident happened at around 3pm on Wednesday 2 November 2016 at a house on Lancaster Drivewhen a woman asked for money for a ...
  • Online dating fraudster jailed

    14 November 2016
    A man who used dating websites to defraud vulnerable victims has been jailed for five and a half years. Zac Langley, formerly known as Andrew Penfold, 38 and of Poole, pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 23 September 2016 to 15 counts of ...
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