Fraud Exposed By Caring Police Officer
A quick-thinking police officer has stumbled across a fraud which is costing thousands of people their life savings..
She was visiting a pensioner in Plymouth to check he was okay when he told her he needed to send off a cheque for £21,000 as an investment into rare earth metal oxides.
There are legimate companies selling rare earth metal oxides, but contact in this case was made through a cold-call. The officer became suspicious and asked fraud investigators at Devon and Cornwall police to check out the transaction.
Police believe it is not legitimate and the investigation has been referred to the City Of London Police.
Detective Sergeant Mark Newnham from the Financial Investigation Unit has been telling our reporter Wendy Buckingham what happened CLICK HERE
Anyone who thinks they may have been a victim of this fraud can contact Fraud Action on 0300 123 2040. or go to ww.actionfraud.police.uk/contact-us
Alternatively a report can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org