Warning about scam phone calls claiming to come from police

Information supplied by Kent Police Neighbourhood Watch on 21st Dec.

To all residents in Thanet.

We are having a massive spate of fraud over in Thanet (predominately Broadstairs) Residents are receiving calls from a male claiming to be a Metropolitan Police Officer and asking for bank details. A couple of times the male states he is DS Owen from Met police and stating the informants card has been used in Covent Garden. They could be using other names.

Never give out personal details such as credit card information to strangers who come to your door or call you even if they say they are the Police.

If you receive calls of this nature please make a note of the phone number and the precise time the call was made.

Make a report to Kent Police on 101 or crime stoppers 0800 555 111

Quote operation Wier.