Branch staff at banks, building societies and Post Offices worked with the police to stop £362,000 of fraud through the Banking Protocol rapid scam response in North Yorkshire in the first half of this year, according to the latest figures from UK Finance. In total, the scheme has prevented £174 million of fraud and led to 934 arrests since its launch in 2016. The Banking Protocol is a UK-wide scheme, launched […]
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North Yorkshire Police is warning members of the public and retailers to be vigilant for counterfeit Love2Shop vouchers which are currently in circulation in the county. There are a number of ways to check if the vouchers are genuine: The security seal should peel off Circles and symbols should be visible beneath the seal The […]
North Yorkshire Police officers have been worried to see two incidents of a gold bullion scam in the last month alone which resulted in victims losing a combined total of almost £500,000. The scammers contact the victim claiming to be from the police and state that they are monitoring fraudulent activity on their accounts which […]
North Yorkshire Police has had several reports of counterfeit cash being used in the last few weeks to pay for a range of items including secondhand goods and takeaways. Most reports have been from the York area but we believe the currency maybe used elsewhere in the county too. The fake notes have been used […]
Text messages claiming to be from either Royal Mail or DPD are being sent to people advising them that their parcel is waiting to be delivered and requires a small fee to release it, providing a link to a fake website. The website then asks for the victim’s personal banking information in payment for the […]
North Yorkshire Police is warning residents to be vigilant for scam phone calls in relation to their national insurance number after the force received a number of reports in the last week. The calls have shown as from both landline and mobile phone numbers and the callers claim to be either from the police or […]