Scam warning

There have been a number of reports recently where residents have received calls, where the caller has pretended to be a police officer. The aim of these calls is to try and obtain your personal and banking details and encourage you to make a bank transfer into an account they control.

They may even say your account has been compromised and you need to move your money to a safe account. They may even say you will be arrested if you do not assist them or by doing what they say you will assist them in catching a criminal.

Remember if you ever receive a call from someone claiming to be from the police asking for personal and banking details or ask you to transfer money, hang up immediately it is a scam as police would never ask you to do this.

If you think you have been a victim of this type of crime, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at .