Wiltshire Police : Have You Received A Scam Call About Advertising In A Wiltshire Police Magazine?

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Lisa Ottaviano (Police, Communications Officer, Wiltshire)


Wiltshire Police has recently been informed about a telephone scam where the caller claims to be from the Wiltshire Police Corporate Communications team and is offering advertisement in an internal magazine called ‘The Beat’. The caller promotes this as a great business opportunity with a cost of £195 for half a page.

THIS IS A SCAM. The call is not from the Wiltshire Police Corporate Communications Team and the internal magazine referred to as ‘The Beat’ does not exist.

If you receive a call from a person claiming to be from Wiltshire Police Corporate Communications team, wanting to talk to you about paid advertising, take as much basic details as possible and contact Wiltshire Police via 101. Ensure that you do not give any personal details, including bank account information or pin numbers, to the caller.

If you have been a victim of this scam, please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 immediately.