Chinese millions 'scam'
POLICE are warning people to beware a financial scam claiming to offer people an opportunity of riches from a Chinese bank. Torrington police were alerted after a local farmer received a letter purporting to be from the finance director of a Chinese ban
POLICE are warning people to beware a financial 'scam' claiming to offer people an opportunity of riches from a Chinese bank.
Torrington police were alerted after a local farmer received a letter purporting to be from the finance director of a Chinese bank and saying that someone with a similar name to his own had died, leaving millions of dollars.
To gain access to the money the recipient of the letter was asked to give his own bank details.
PC Gary Hurst of Torrington warned that people should not respond to such letters, certainly not give any bank details nor call any telephone numbers that might be contained in the letters, but that they should let the police know.
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He also advised that a warning had been posted on the police Community Messaging service.
Community Messaging was available to businesses, groups, rural communities and individuals and was used to gather information and to alert people to incidents and activities in their area, he said.
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To be included on the list people should contact their community police officer, police station or call the police line on 08452 777444.