Scam Awareness

There has been an incident in the area where someone has been called by someone claiming to work for a 'Government Agency'. They have been asked to buy some 'vouchers' which when collected from an individual working for this 'Government Agency' would entitle the call taker to alot more money in return.
This is a well known scam. If you have any calls that you suspect are potential scams please call us on 101.
Below is some information regarding scamming technique.

Please be aware of the following scam which has emerged in Sussex. At the moment there is nothing to suggest that it has reached Hampshire but it's best to be made aware of.
Fraudsters have been phoning victims telling them that they are calling to let them know that they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years  and that they are entitled to a rebate, they normally say that this rebate should be worth £7000. Since mid July Action Fraud has received 16 reports.

Action Fraud has noticed a rise in reports concerning the purchase of pets, in particular puppies, advertised for sale via popular online auction websites.

The fraudsters will place an advert of the pet for sale, claiming to have recently moved abroad and the need to re-home the puppies.  

Police have received a number of reports of attempted courier fraud in East Hampshire this week.