Police warning after phone fraudsters target Rugby residents with credit card scam - The Rugby Observer

Police warning after phone fraudsters target Rugby residents with credit card scam

Rugby Editorial 25th Apr, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

SCAMMERS phoning victims under the guise of police officers have tried their luck with Rugby residents today (Monday, April 25).

Police are urging Rugbeians to be on their guard after they received two reports of bogus calls.

The fraudsters phoned residents pretending to be police officers from London, and claimed their credit cards had been used fraudulently.

They then tried to obtain the victims’ bank details in a ploy to get money off them.




Both potential victims suspected something suspicious and immediately contacted police.

Police reminded residents never to give out bank details over the phone. They also recommended people talk with elderly relatives or neighbours about the scam.


If you receive a call like the above, or are suspicious, hang up the phone and dial 1471 to try and take down the number. Then report it to police by calling 101.

Click here for more advice on how to spot phone scams.

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