Police warn: Advertising calls are not from us, they are the work of conmen

Bournemouth Echo: Police warn: Advertising calls are not from us, they are the work of conmen Police warn: Advertising calls are not from us, they are the work of conmen

DORSET Police are investigating a number of calls that have been made to people in the county from apparent con artists.

A spokesman for the force said that callers were posing as representatives of the police, asking for payments for advertising space in a force magazine.

The police said that they did not conduct such practices and urged anyone who receives such a call not to give out any personal details.

“If you do receive a call, try to gain any information you can about the caller and pass it to police,” the spokesman said.

Call 101 to report calls.

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1:28pm Wed 2 Jul 14

DemonDiva says...

Been happening for at least 5 years that I know of. I had one phone and say he had talked to me "last month" and now he needed the agreed payment of £6,000 to be made. I laughed my socks off, and told him that if he could find it, he could have it. Strangely enough, he hung up at that point and I never heard from him again.
Been happening for at least 5 years that I know of. I had one phone and say he had talked to me "last month" and now he needed the agreed payment of £6,000 to be made. I laughed my socks off, and told him that if he could find it, he could have it. Strangely enough, he hung up at that point and I never heard from him again. DemonDiva
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1:28pm Wed 2 Jul 14

DemonDiva says...

PS, and although I'm in Bournemouth, he was calling about a Surrey Police magazine. Surrey Police were excellent when I called them about it.
PS, and although I'm in Bournemouth, he was calling about a Surrey Police magazine. Surrey Police were excellent when I called them about it. DemonDiva
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11:29pm Wed 2 Jul 14

biffa78 says...

DemonDiva wrote:
PS, and although I'm in Bournemouth, he was calling about a Surrey Police magazine. Surrey Police were excellent when I called them about it.
brilliant that has made me chuckle!!!!!!!!! priceless
[quote][p][bold]DemonDiva[/bold] wrote: PS, and although I'm in Bournemouth, he was calling about a Surrey Police magazine. Surrey Police were excellent when I called them about it.[/p][/quote]brilliant that has made me chuckle!!!!!!!!! priceless biffa78
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