Police warn of telephone scam

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POLICE have warned of a telephone scam after a Lyme Regis businesswoman was targeted on Thursday. 

A local businesswoman received a phone call on Thursday morning from a man purporting to be from the police. He asked her for a minimum donation of £100 to pay towards information packs the police were producing for local schoolchildren.

The man claimed the packs warned children about the dangers of Facebook and Instagram following the tragic recent suicide of a teenage girl.

The businesswoman said that she was prepared to donate £30 but man said he required a minimum donation of £100. The woman was not prepared to pay this and ended the call.

A spokesperson for the police said: “Please be aware that the police will never phone you and ask for money and you should never give anyone phoning you your Bank account details or PIN number.”

If you spot a scam or have been the victim of a scam, report it by contacting Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at www.actionfraud.police.uk

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