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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Phoney Police Scam Convincing UK - Precautions

There is a report in the Daily Mail with the headline:

'The call from the 'police' was so convincing that this middle-class, intelligent woman handed over £10,000 and a £20,000 Rolex to strangers: Will you be the next victim of this oh-so plausible con?

  • Jenny Henley, of Kensington, got phone call from man posing as detective
  • Told her someone had cloned her card and he needed help to solve crime
  • In the next five hours she was fleeced off £30,000 - losing all her savings
  • Scam is called 'vishing' and has ripped people off for £24 million this year'

The story reported today is one that we are to be warned about.

Jenny Henley is proud of her great-grandfather’s career as a senior police officer in the Midlands. She was brought up in the Sixties when the word of a copper was unquestioned.

The marketing executive says: ‘Because of my upbringing, I have always admired the police and instinctively think what they tell me is the truth.’

However, that strong belief is what led to 56-year-old Jenny falling victim to a shocking fraud.
It all started so innocently.

The phone rang on the landline at her London flat soon after 2pm a little over a week ago. She heard a man’s voice and he asked to speak to her by name.

Calling himself ‘Detective Constable Michael Thomas from Charing Cross Police Station’, he said he wanted her to help solve a serious crime.

That morning, he said, two men had used a cloned copy of her debit card to buy a £1,600 laptop at the Apple Store in London’s Regent Street. They had also tried to use the card to withdraw £6,000 from a nearby cash machine. Both men had been caught, arrested and held for questioning.

However, the call was a hoax. For the story was a pack of lies and ‘DC Thomas’ does not exist.

The man posing as a policeman was a member of a gang of fraudsters who, over the next five hours, proceeded to fleece Jenny of £30,000, ploughing through her savings at one of Britain’s top private banks, Adam & Co.

The crime was as slickly orchestrated as it was hard-hearted. The fraudsters even convinced her they were calling from a police station, having fabricated the sounds of walkie-talkies, ringing phones and office banter in the background.

The fact is that Jenny is one of thousands of people being targeted by criminals posing as police officers or bank staff in what are increasingly sophisticated scams — known as vishing.'

As DCI Perry Stokes, head of the Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit, warns: ‘The police will never tell someone to take these kind of actions, so it can only ever be a criminal attack by fraudsters.’
Crime is so huge today the police could not cope especially with scammers When the attitude from police and lawyers that the system is corrupt this does not solve the problem..Who cares about the people? 

While the Daily Mail reported about a fake police officer, it is a crime to impersonate a police officer - This should also apply for anyone using a very brief police career twenty years before as credibility in a court with perjury. 

The phoney police scam is showing disregard for the police and the law. If police and lawyers have no regard for the people, they place people in danger and such is the liability they present to humanity today. There are honest ethical police but many are not. This police scam sends a message to the people that they cannot be trusted.  .

The Police take an oath of office, In asking officers about this, not everyone remembers the detail One mentioned that he read from a piece of paper or he would not be paid his wage. (says it all really). A lady police officer stated she took her oath to the Queen and she did so proudly. The Queen in Right would be and should be protecting people. 

The oath of office police take is an attestation *with God removed*

The wording of the Oath is as follows - 

"I [SAY YOUR NAME] do solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will well and truly serve the Queen in the Office of Constable, with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality, upholding fundamental human rights and according equal respect to all people; and that I will, to the best of my power, cause the peace to be kept and preserved and prevent all offences against people and property; and that while I continue to hold the said office I will to the best of my skill and knowledge discharge all the duties thereof faithfully according to the law."

There are many scams that are taking place. Even with warning people, this is not going to stop the scam happening until the police decide they are going to not turn a blind eye to corruption by officials, this will increase.

The increase of scams are taking place especially over the telephone. People are not being protected is of great concern in this land. As telephone calls and internet activity is recorded (please excuse my naivety here but movies have shown after a couple of minutes calls can be traced to specific location) there is in place the technology to trace these criminals and the ability to gain the evidence for prosecution too. Also if they are using a mobile telephone with GPS tracking they can be located too. Googlemaps shows monitoring of many locations and there is surely another layer that can be accessed 'in real time' by officials too.

If a stranger telephones asking you by name, they have access to your personal information and even details of your bank. Do not confirm your personal bank details or agree to try or buy anything on the telephone from anyone who telephones you. You do not know these people or where they telephoning from

Once someone has your bank details they can put the telephone down. Avoid  using the internet for banking without security measures that include a security code generator for each transaction. There are duplicate lookalike sites created that appear to be genuine websites and yet they are not. With a four digit number - if you are asked for two and 'these appear as seen' then told you made a mistake to try again, with the other two numbers also revealed, the website has your bank details to empty your account.

On the back of your credit card there is a security number and it is with this and the bank account number this is used for transactions. 'If you provide these details' to a stranger, it is unlikely you will be protected in the English Court, witnessing lawyers and police refuse to work for justice - a very serious crime.

The warnings are given. Do not give your credit card details to anyone - in the article has shown, even the police. No bank will write to you asking for your details in an email. The bank already have your information and your signature. The story reported today is one that we are to be warned about.

The report is a sad reminder of what is happening in society and yet, it is also a reminder to people to be vigilant and also to alert friends and family who might not realise the scams are taking place. They might not believe you and might reject what you say - Silence is not an option. Keep warning people.

Peace be with you
Pauline Maria

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