We know of at least two incidents of scam telephone calls in this area in the last few days, there may be others.
The calls are purported to be from a police officer and refer to an investigation of a fraud. They advise you to transfer money to a new bank account. They will suggest that you ring 999 and ask for them to prove that the call is genuine.
IT IS A SCAM.
When you end the call to them, they will keep the line open so that regardless of the number you dial it will be them who answer. When making a call like this, always make sure that you can hear the dialling tone before you dial a number.
We know of one elderly victim who has had a very large amount of money stolen in this way.
If you receive a call of this nature, report it immediately to the police. Do not transfer any money.
(information from local beat officers)