Fraudsters impersonating Police Officers

Published: 05 January 2018

The police have been made aware of a reoccurring crime where fraudsters are cold calling victims purporting to be police officers with the intention of obtaining personal/financial information and money.

Please share this information and advice with vulnerable family and friends

Victims have received a phone call from a fraudster who tells them they are speaking to a police officer from Greater Manchester Police and that they need them to assist in an undercover investigation. Victims are requested to withdraw cash from their bank accounts which is then collected by a courier later that day.

We would always advise the following:-

The police or your bank would never ask someone to aid an investigation by withdrawing or transferring money.

Never give out or confirm personal and/or financial information to anyone over the phone.

If you receive one of these calls, end it immediately and call us on 101 if they have stated they are coming to collect the money or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.