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  • 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 ...
  • Scheme prevents nearly £1 million being handed over to fraudsters

    17 September 2019
    A partnership involving local banks and Dorset Police has helped to prevent nearly £1 million getting into the hands of fraudsters. The banking protocol scheme sees bank staff trained to spot when someone is about to fall victim to a scam and aims ...
  • Update - CCTV appeal following bank card theft in Poole

    13 September 2019
    Two men have been arrested in connection with a bank card theft in Poole and other bank fraud offences in Dorset. It was reported that on the morning of Friday 16 August 2019 an elderly woman received a phone call from a man purporting to be the manager ...
  • Day of action to target rogue traders in Dorset

    13 September 2019
    Officers from Dorset Police teamed up with partner agencies to take part in a day of action to target and disrupt suspected rogue traders within the county. On Thursday 12 September 2019 officers joined forces with Trading Standards officers from Bournem...
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