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Police appeal for information after a woman from Timperley was almost scammed out of thousands of pounds

Police are appealing for information after a woman from Timperley was told to withdraw thousands of pounds from her bank account.

Shortly after 2.45pm on June 7th, a woman from Timperley was called by someone claiming to be from the police.

The person on the phone, pretending to be an officer, told the woman that they had arrested a woman who had hacked into her bank account.

The caller then asked the woman how much money she had in her bank account, before being told to withdraw money.

Shortly after the woman went to the bank, then she realised what had happened and alerted the police.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have had a similar experience to make a report.

Police Constable John McGrath, from GMP’s Trafford Borough said: “It is concerning that someone is pretending to be an officer to exploit innocent people and take their money.

“Police would never ask for detailed bank account information over the phone or ask you to withdraw money.

“If you suspect a suspicious-call take down all the details of the caller and then contact your bank to inform them as well as police.

“We believe other people may have experienced a similar bogus call in the area and would ask that anyone who has, reports this to police at the earliest possible opportunity.”

You can make your report to 101, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

 

 

 

 

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