Action Fraud Launches Counterfeit Goods Campaign
The campaign highlights the dangers of buying counterfeit goods which include identity crime.
A warning to Warwickshire residents if you get a suspicious call from people claiming to be the Police who are 'investigating fraud'
Three elderly people handed over £25,000 in a single week to fraudsters claiming to be police officers.
The victims, who are near Winchester, were telephoned by fake officers who told them they were investigating fraud.
They were asked to withdraw cash and check the serial numbers on the notes before being told some of the money was counterfeit and a courier would be sent to collect it.
Police fear there may be more victims who are yet to report the scam, and this scam can easily be replicated in other areas.
Residents should always remain cautious over any unsolicited phone call or email claiming to be your bank or the Police.