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Lincolnshire Police warning over bogus calls to set up courier fraud

Police are concerned about people falling victim to a crime known as courier fraud.

The scam, which has seen people in the Stamford area swindled out of thousands of pounds, begin with a criminal cold calling their victim.

They claim to be a police officer or bank official, and say the householder will need to withdraw money because it is not safe in their account, or that it will help with a police investigation. They may be told to buy high-value items.

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