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  • CCTV appeal following suspected fraudulent use of bank cards in Poole

    28 June 2019
    Officers investigating the suspected fraudulent use of bank cards in the Poole area are issuing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to. The victim, a woman aged in her 70s, believes she dropped her purse while she was shopping at Wimborne Marke...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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