Vishing attempts in Stafford


We would like to remind members of the public that the police would never ask for your bank card details over the phone.

Today we have had two reports in the Stafford area of someone claiming to be from the “Westminster Crime Department” in unsolicited phone calls. The caller is telling the member of the public that someone has purchased a laptop using their bank card and then asking them to reveal their card details for checking.

Please remember never to give your bank details to anyone you do not know or trust over the phone. If you experience a similar call, please call 101 quoting incident number 572 of 22 March. Alternatively you can report it to the national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre, Action Fraud, on 0300 123 2040 or at


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