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Fraud  December 2020  

  • Public appeal in relation to fraudulent charity collector in Dorchester

    31 December 2020
    Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after a man was fraudulently collecting money for charity in Dorchester. At around 12pm on Tuesday 22 December 2020 a man was standing on South Street collecting money in a bucket claimin...
  • Appeal following phone scam in Sherborne

    16 December 2020
    Detectives investigating an incident where an elderly woman from Sherborne was scammed out of thousands of pounds are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. It comes after several other incidents were reported in other parts of Dorset and...
  • Public urged to remain vigilant following further phone scams in Dorset

    11 December 2020
    Officers are calling on the public to remain extremely vigilant after another elderly couple were conned into handing over savings to fraudsters in west Dorset. The Force has received number of calls over recent days of fraudsters attempting to convince ...
  • Public appeal after elderly residents scammed out of thousands of pounds in Bridport

    10 December 2020
    Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to identify fraudsters who scammed two elderly Bridport residents into handing over thousands of pounds. Sometime between 10am and 10.30am on Wednesday 9 December 2020 the first victim - a woman aged i...

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