Sunday, March 7, 2021

Bogus official issuing Covid fines in Scunthorpe

As Coronavirus-related scams continue to grow, in a new scheme in Scunthorpe, a bogus police officer is doling out fines for Covid regulation breaches.

Humberside Police have received a report of someone impersonating a police officer in the Queensway area, issuing fines to vulnerable people and asking them to transfer money on the spot.

When a real fixed penalty notice is issued in relation to a Covid breach, you will never be asked to pay it on the spot or transfer money to someone’s bank account.

In addition, official police officers will always be able to prove who they are. You can ask them for their warrant card to prove their identity and authority. Alternatively, you can ask for their collar number and call 101 to check this person is who they say they are.

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