Caller scams


Police are warning people to be on their guard against fraudsters and are encouraging all neighbours, family members, friends and carers to look after their loved-ones and report any suspicious behaviour or incidents to the police.

The police have received a report that a woman in Northumberland had been contacted by telephone by a man claiming to be a Metropolitan Police officer.

The caller convinced the woman over the phone to transfer large amounts of money from her own bank account to a so called 'police account' which he claimed was for safe keeping.