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Fraudsters tell victims in new scam: You’ve been caught driving while using a mobile

A sick new fraud has emerged in Cambridgeshire as tricksters tell victims: “Youve been caught on cam..

By admin , in Cambridge , at May 2, 2018

A sick new fraud has emerged in Cambridgeshire as tricksters tell victims: "Youve been caught on camera driving and using a mobile phone."

The fraudsters targeted a resident in Wyton and said they were from the Police Camera Department and falsely claim the victim had been photographed using a mobile phone whilst driving, which was untrue.

Then the scammer demands money and threatens that failure to pay would result in points going on to the victims licence.

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A Cambridgeshire force spokesman said: "Police received a report of an attempted telephone fraud from a Wyton resident on Friday morning, April 27.

"The victim had received a phone call from someone saying they were from the Police Camera Department and that the victim had been photographed using a mobile phone whilst driving, which was untrue.

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"The caller made a demand for money and said that failure to pay would result in points going on to the victims licence, at which point the victim hung up the phone.

"Police have given fraud protection guidance and advised that the incident should be reported to Action Fraud, the UK centre for fraud and cyber-crime reporting."

Action Fraud is the official UK centre for fraud and cyber-crime reporting, liaising closely with UK police forces and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau within the City of London Police.

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They act as a central hub for the reporting of all types of fraud, scams and cyber crime, and their web-site has lots of useful information and advice as well as tools for receiving alert messages and reporting incidents.

Any suspicious incidents involving fraud should be reported to them either by phone on 0300-123-2040 or via their website.

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