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  • 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...
  • Warn vulnerable members of the community about fraud this Christmas

    08 December 2017
    As part of this year’s Christmas campaign, Dorset Police is reminding the public to be aware of fraud and spread the word. Christmas can offer fraudsters increased opportunities to trick people. Unfortunately fraud is often targeted at vulnerable and elde...
  • Woman charged in connection with alleged burglary in Bournemouth

    27 November 2017
    A woman is due to appear in court charged with a fraud offence after being arrested in connection with an alleged burglary in Bournemouth. At 9.30pm on Saturday 11 November 2017 Dorset Police received a report that a handbag had been stolen from a home i...
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) scam in Dorset

    14 November 2017
    Scam warning - Residents are being asked to pay tax due to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in iTunes vouchers. Dorset Police has been made aware of a scam whereby individuals are being contacted, in a variety of methods, and told they owe an outstanding de...
  • Man charged with fraud offence

    17 March 2017
    A man has been charged with fraud by false representation in Bournemouth. It was reported that at around 2pm on Monday 15 August 2016 an elderly man received a phone call from a fraudster purporting to be a police officer from the fraud squad in London. ...
  • Online bargain or financial fraud? Advice ahead of Black Friday & Cyber Monday

    22 November 2016
    Millions of Brits are putting themselves at risk of financial fraud just to bag a bargain online. Almost a third of online shoppers admit they’re more likely to take a financial risk to get a good deal.Younger shoppers are most at risk as they&rsqu...
  • Warning following reports of bogus doorstep callers in Poole

    21 November 2016
    Police and charity Parkinson's UK are asking residents to be vigilant following a number of bogus doorstep callers in Poole. One incident happened at around 3pm on Wednesday 2 November 2016 at a house on Lancaster Drivewhen a woman asked for money for a ...
  • Appeal following reported fraudulent Scottish notes circulated in Bournemouth

    08 November 2016
    Police in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a number of counterfeit Scottish notes reportedly being circulated in the town. On Thursday 3 November 2016 at approximately 12.25am three people travelled in a taxi to Charminst...
  • Witness appeal to find owners of two bicycles recovered

    24 August 2016
    Police are appealing for witnesses to find the owners of two bicycles recovered in connection with an incident in Poole - with pictures of the bikes being released. On Sunday 19 June 2016 at around 6pm a 16-year-old Poole boy arranged to meet two other b...
  • Police warn of telephone and online scams increase in Dorset

    07 June 2016
    Dorset Police is alerting local residents about the latest phone and online scams, after seeing a large increase in the number of reports compared to previous years. The two most common companies criminals are pretending to be fromarecurrently Her Majest...
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