|Kent Police report numerous reports of Courier Fraud in Folkestone and Deal
There have been six reports from Kent Police to residents in Folkestone and Deal – please warn and inform friends and family.
❌ All reports state residents receive a call from the Police and they either need to give their address for a courier to come and get their bank card or money. The scam can change from having a family member arrested and you need to call 999 or that fraud has taken place on your account.
These are all scams.
❎ The Police never telephone and ask your bank card and pin number to be collected by a courier or withdraw cash to assist in an investigation.
❎ Always check the dialing tone after your call to ensure scammers are not still on the phone, use another telephone if possible or call a trusted friend first.
If a courier arrives at your property ring 999.
Watch ‘Courier Fraud Warning: Stay Wise, Don’t Compromise’
If you think that you may have been a victim of this or any other type of scam, then contact your bank immediately, which you can do by calling 159 and report it to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040.