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Scam in Tower Hamlets

Scam in Tower Hamlets

We have been made aware of a scam happening in London Borough of Tower Hamlets which involves criminals impersonating police officers.

Criminals have contacted people or turned up at their homes pretending to be police officers and asked to see bank account information or look at bank cards. These card details are then copied and used to make unauthorised purchases or withdrawals.

The Police are aware of this scam and have asked that we inform our residents to be vigilant. The scammers are particularly targeting older residents in the borough.

If you receive a phone call or a visit from someone you don’t know, please do not give them any bank details or let them see your bank card.

If you have asked someone to leave who refuses please call 999 straight away. 

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If you have any press queries, please call Sophie Adams, Communications Officer, on 020 8709 4342 or email sophie.adams@gatewayhousing.org.uk