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  • 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...
  • 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....
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