Suspected phone scams

Police are urging people to be vigilant after suspected phone scams.

An 80-year-old woman from Darley Dale rang police on Tuesday 9th November to report that an Asian man had called her asking for her bank account details.

He claimed the woman had outstanding payments on her credit card but she has never owned one. He did not give any company name and the woman did not pass on any of her details.

This person did the right thing by hanging up and calling the police. She was immediately suspicious and refused to give the caller any information.

We want to remind people not to give their bank details out to cold callers.


Also, a community messaging member received a call from a man with an Indian accent saying that he was from a company that was working alongside Microsoft.

He stated that they had downloaded something that was very dangerous and that he ! needed to them to go on their computer so that he could sort it out for them.

He insisted that the anti-virus programme would not work and that only he could sort the problem out.

He was declined.

Don’t let strangers gain access to your home computers in order to steal information.

If someone calls you claiming to be from a company, take their phone number and call the company back so you are sure they are genuine.