January posts

Phone Scam Hoax

Please Be Aware

Northamptonshire NHW area office:

One of our NHW members has had a phone call from a security company stating that they are selling a security device for telephones which will guarantee an instant police response.
The device will cost £90.
They said that the police are aware of this – This is a lie

Phone scam hoax

This is a phone scam hoax.

Nothing you put on your telephone will guarantee an instant police response.
The call was from a withheld number.
The police have been notified and an incident report has been drawn up.
Please do not fall for this scam.
Please inform any elderly friends or relatives and neighbours who do not use social media.

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