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Police warn public about fake police officer scammer

Lancashire Police have warned people about a scammer.
Lancashire Police have warned people about a scammer.

Lancashire Police has warned people to remain vigilant following reports being made to the force about a suspected scam involving a man pretending to be a police officer.

Police told people via social media that a man claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police was trying to con people into handing over important bank details.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We have received a number of reports of what appears to be a scam.

“A male is claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police and is trying to obtain bank details after suggesting that a bank fraud has taken place.”

People were warned not to hand over any information to the man, and to call the police on 101 should he approach them.