| Kent Police report numerous reports of Courier Fraud across Kent:
❌ The residents were called from someone claiming to be from Hammersmith Police and were told that a family member had been arrested for committing fraud on their bank card and to call 999 for further information.
❌ Unknown to the resident, the criminal had not cleared the phone line so the resident thinks that they are speaking to the Police who instructs them that a courier would come to pick up their bank card and pin from their home as part of the investigation.
This is a scam.
❎ The Police never telephone and ask for your bank card and pin number to be collected by a courier 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.
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.