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Elderly targeted by fraudsters impersonating police officers




Lincolnshire Police is warning vulnerable and elderly people top be wary of fraudsters impersonating police officers.

The scam involves criminals pretending to be police officers targeting the elderly and phoning them in an attempt to defraud victims of large amounts of money.

A police spokesman said: "The police would never ask anyone to do this. If you receive a call and you are unsure about its authenticity please take the officer’s force and police number and then call 101 on a separate telephone line immediately.

"We are also asking people to make their elderly family members aware of this scam, and to raise as much awareness as possible."

Please report all fraud offences to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or call 101.



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