Scam alert: Crimestoppers - ‘We are not cold calling people’

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Crimestoppers, an independent charity assisting police forces with crime solving, have today (June 5) discovered that a group of scammers have ‘hijacked’ their 0800 555 111 number.

The scammers are calling people, saying they are “Crimestoppers at the Home Office” then asking for personal details.

Crimestoppers statmement: “We are NOT calling people.

“We do NOT and cannot call people from 0800 555 111.

“We would NEVER ask for personal details like this.

If you get a call claiming to be from Crimestoppers: never give out any personal information, and report the incident to Action Fraud online.

Find out more about Crimestoppers at crimestoppers-uk.org