Phone scams a problem in West Norfolk, constable says
West Norfolk is a hot-spot for online and phone fraud, the deputy chief constable of Norfolk police has said.
Such is the problem that it has been targeted as a priority in Operation Bodyguard, which the police are running in cooperation with dozens of volunteers in a preventative effort to stop vulnerable people being repeatedly victimised in their own homes.
Many of the phone calls conning people out of money come from crooks pretending to be police officers or from the HMRC and convincing those taking the calls to move money to bank accounts under the control of the criminals.
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