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Fraud  September 2019  

  • 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...
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