CCTV appeal following Rotherham fraud

Date published: 13 July 2021 16:14
Dated: 13 July 2021 17:13:00

Officers in Rotherham have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection to an incident in which fraudsters posed as police officers.


It is reported that on 3 June at around 6:52pm, a 62-year-old woman and an 82-year-old man were contacted via telephone by a number of individuals claiming to be police officers from forces across the country.


The victims were asked to withdraw money to help ‘the police’ check if the notes were counterfeit. A fraudster attended the victims’ home address in the Todwick area posing as a courier, and coerced them into handing over more than £8000.


The victims realised they had been the victim of a scam and reported it to us on 8 June.


Police now want to speak to the man in the CCTV image, as he may be able to assist with their enquiries.


Do you recognise him?


If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 361 of 8 June.


Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.


Officers would like to remind members of the public that the police will never ask you for your PIN number, to transfer money or send anyone to collect your bank card from your address.


If you are concerned that you, or a loved one, has been the victim of this kind of scam, please report it to us on 101, on our website, or you can also report it to Action Fraud online at www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

CCTV appeal following Rotherham fraud

CCTV appeal following Rotherham fraud

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