Scunthorpe & District

Scams & Cons

Humberside Police have issued a warning about Coronavirus Scams. Click on the link for the full information.

Would all members take extreme care when dealing with unsolicited emails, texts & phone calls.
These are invariably fraudulant & should be ignored or passed onto the Police Action Fraud Dept at


*** NEW ALERT 23rd March 2021 ***

Suspicious circumstances reported in your area

A friend received a telephone call a short time ago from the Police informing him of suspicious activity on his bank account and suspected him of setting up fake accounts.

He was told to transfer his money into a police account otherwise he would be arrested.


The Police would never ask for money to be transferred.

Call ACTION FRAUD 0300 123 2040 If you are unsure a call is genuine.

PC 2180 Lee Fuller
Crime Reduction Officer

Rogue Traders Advice


Advice on how to avoid Rogue Traders :

-Be cautious; if a trader knocks at your door, do not agree to on the spot house repairs without taking advice. Say 'no thank you' and close the door.
-Be wary of special offers. They will use tactics such as 'I am only in your area today and would need to do the work now'.
- Do not believe when told that guttering, roofing, gardening or paving work is in need of urgent repair – this may cause you to panic and allow the work to take place.
- Don't allow anyone to pressure you into agreeing to have work carried out.
-Do not make snap decisions. If you feel that any work needs carrying out on your property, take time to talk to family or neighbours before you make a decision.
- Don't ever go to a bank or cash point with a trader; legitimate traders would never do this!-
Reporting a Rogue Trader
If you have had an experience with a rogue trader, please report it by telephoning 101

For live incidents where the rogue trader is still at the property, or is due to return, contact the police on 999. The police have a protocol for dealing with these incidents and welcome your contact.

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