Scam Alert from Crimestoppers

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Scam alert

We are not cold calling people

We have discovered that a group of scammers are falsely using our 0800 555 111 number on telephone displays in a bid to make calls seem genuine. The scammers are calling people, saying they are “Crimestoppers at the Home Office” then asking for personal details.

  • 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.

What to do if you get a call claiming to be from Crimestoppers:

  1. Never give out your personal information,
  2. Report the incident to Action Fraud.

Better Media Solutions scam

We have also been made aware of the Better Media Solutions scam. You may receive a phone call from someone from this company who claims they are selling advertising space in a Crime Prevention Booklet that we support. After sending you a “mock-up” of the booklet, they also send you an invoice asking for £595.

The truth about this scam:

  • We do not work with a company called Better Media Solutions.
  • We do not support or endorse their booklet.
  • Any use of Crimestoppers imagery in this booklet is unauthorised.

What to do if you are contacted by Better Media Solutions:

  1. Hang up – don’t engage in a sales conversation,
  2. Report the incident to Action Fraud.

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