01453 Dialling code still being targeted

The Stroud dialling code area continues to be targeted by courier fraudsters this week (23/11/2021) – Gloucestershire police have now received 10 reports over the last 5 days. Fraudsters purporting to be “DC Thomas Daniels” and “PC Rod Cooper” from the Metropolitan Police are calling local residents. The fraudsters ask victims to assist in a “covert police operation” by withdrawing cash at their bank. The fraudsters assert that the cash is counterfeit and has to be handed over to a “police courier”. One victim – age 74 – handed over £6300 to the fraudsters.