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  • 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...
  • Scam prevention and warning to residents in Dorset

    04 September 2019
    Officers have prevented an elderly Dorset woman from losing £35,000 to scammers and are issuing advice to avoid others from being targeted. Staff from Dorset Police’s Fraud Triage Team received information that the victim - aged in her 70s an...
  • Public warning after banking scams in Shaftesbury

    27 August 2019
    Officers are renewing their appeal for residents to remain vigilant after scammers have targeted elderly residents in Shaftesbury. In the morning of Thursday 22 August 2019 an elderly woman received a phone call from a man purporting to be from NatWest. ...
  • Public appeal following banking scams targeting elderly residents in East Dorset

    21 August 2019
    Officers are again urging residents to remain vigilant after scammers targeted elderly residents in East Dorset. At around 11.30am on Tuesday 20 August 2019 an elderly woman received a phone call from a man purporting to be from NatWest bank in Ringwood....
  • Appeal following rogue trader incident near Wareham

    07 June 2019
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an elderly man was conned into paying for work he had not requested. At around 10am on Monday 3 June 2019 two men arrived at an address in Keysworth Drive in Sandford and began trimming the hedge...
  • Appeal following banking phone scam

    05 June 2019
    Officers are appealing for witnesses and urging residents to remain vigilant following three phone scams across East Dorset. At around 4.30pm on Saturday 1 June 2019 an elderly man received a phone call on his landline from a man claiming to be from Lloy...
  • Police warning on suspected counterfeit notes

    08 April 2019
    Officers are warning businesses and members of the public to be vigilant following a number of reports of attempts to use counterfeit notes. Since the start of the year, Dorset Police has received more than 40 reports of incidents involving suspected cou...
  • 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...
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