Warning about crime scammers

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Crimestoppers, an independent charity assisting police forces with crime solving, have discovered that a group of scammers have ‘hijacked’ their 0800 555 111 number.

The scammers are calling people, saying they are “Crimestoppers at the Home Office” then asking for personal details. Crimestoppers said: “We are not calling people.

“We do not and cannot call people from 0800 555 111.

“We would never ask for personal details like this.”

If you get a call claiming to be from Crimestoppers: never give out any personal information, and report the incident to Action Fraud.

Visit their website at www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Find out more about Crimestoppers by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.