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Fraudsters target people living in Coxheath and Loose with dodgy calls

Friday 9th September 2016

People living in Coxheath and Loose have been targeted by fraudsters claiming to be from a computer software company.

Men and women have called residents asking for payment to fix a broken computer.

The victim is told to go to the post office and transfer funds to a bank account.

A police spokesman said that genuine computer firms do not send unsolicited emails or make phone calls requesting personal or financial information, adding: “If you are sceptical of a call you are receiving, end the conversation and do not give out your personal information.
“If you believe the call may have been genuine you can contact the organisation the caller is reporting to be from. Do not trust a number the caller gives you, look up one that is known to be accurate – this can be found on an official website or correspondence you have received in the past.” 

Report the calls

If you have received one of these calls, they can be reported to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. You can also report it online by visiting http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or contact Kent Police on 101 or Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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