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  • Dorset Police warn of iTunes scams

    12 September 2018
    Dorset Police are warning Dorset residents of the increasing use of scams where iTunes vouchers are requested as payment tothe fraudsters. Telephone and email scammers tell the victims that the payment can be for any number of purported reasons, includin...
  • Appeal for information after rogue traders target addresses in Dorset

    09 August 2018
    Detectives are appealing for information and urging residents to be vigilant following a series of incidents involving rogue traders in Dorset. A number of incidents have been reported across the county in recent weeks. On Tuesday 17 July 2018 a woman a...
  • Residents are alerted to a fraud in Dorset

    29 March 2018
    Dorset Police has been alerted to reports of individuals being contacted and told that a loved one has been involved in an accident and is in need of surgery, for which they have to pay for. Two reports have been received in which the caller, described a...
  • Scam alert as fake police target elderly for cash

    08 February 2018
    Dorset Police is alerting elderly and vulnerable people of a scam in which fraudsters pose as police officers by telephone in an attempt to steal money. Since yesterday, seven incidents have been reported to the Force, all within the Sherborne area, in w...
  • Police warning after bogus doorstep caller in Bournemouth

    09 January 2018
    Officers in Bournemouth are asking residents to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to police following reports of a bogus doorstep caller. The caller has reportedly targeted houses over the last few weeks, but police only received reports on ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
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