Don't fall victim to fraudsters

Police are reminding the public to be vigilant about telephone scams and to follow some simple advice to prevent them from becoming a victim of this type of crime.

Devon and Cornwall Police have been working with partners and the community to raise the awareness of the sudden rise in elderly victims who are conned out of thousands of pounds by tricksters who convince them they are...

Do you know who’s on the end of the phone?

Phone scams have been doing the rounds for years but people are still being sucked in particularly when it comes to claims of ‘free’ money.

Plymouth trading standards officers are now regularly seeing people who have been conned by scammers claiming that they could be owed money for things like repayment of bank charges or payment protection insurance, but first they always ask for an...

Police warning over telephone fraudsters

Devon and Cornwall Police has been investigating an increased number of telephone frauds involving unknown persons randomly calling members of the public on their home telephone numbers and convincing them to part with or transfer thousands of pounds in cash.

The criminals use a number of different stories to get the victim to give away their money. The most recent story involves a...