Fraudulent police phone calls

Alert message sent 29/03/2021 07:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Two men from Warrington were called by fraudsters yesterday claiming to be from the police.
The scammers told them that they were being investigated for crimes.
One of the victims was instructed to transfer funds from his bank into a specified account to avoid arrest, and unfortunately he did so.
The other man was asked for personal data, including how much money he has in his account. Thankfully he did not disclose any such information.
Telephone scammers can be very convincing.
We would like to remind everyone that the police, or your bank, will never ask you to withdraw money or transfer it to a different account.
They will also never contact you asking you for personal data, such as how much money you have in your account, or to reveal your full banking password or PIN.
If a scammer calls trying to trick you into parting with your money or personal information, hang up the phone and do not reply.
For more fraud prevention advice visit and
Anyone who believes they have been contacted fraudulently or been a victim of fraud should call us on 101 and Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Info can also be reported via
Message sent by
Matt Kirkham (Police, Police Community Support Officer Coach, WARR)

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