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Stamford scam averted after would-be victim suggests meeting at the police station

A would-be scammer got more than they bargained for after the person they were trying to scam suggested the money should be handed over at Stamford Police Station.

It happened last Thursday (July 4) and money had already been withdrawn from the bank.

However, when the would-be victim suggested that the money should be handed over at the police station, the caller became rude and abusive.


No money was handed over.

This follows a number of incidents in Stamford and surrounding villages where fraudsters have posed a police officers to con people out of large sums of cash.

Inspector Ian Martin, neighbourhood policing inspector for Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings, said there had been no arrests in relation to the bogus police officers and enquiries are continuing.

"It's really promising that by raising awareness of the scams, the local community is feeling more empowered to not fall for them which is good," he added.

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