Police Connect – Scam Alerts


Emails claiming to be from Royal Mail

We are asking residents to be aware of emails circulating claiming to be from Royal Mail.

The poorly worded email claims, ‘Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you’ and asks you to ‘Please confirm your parcel from £3.95’. This is followed with a ‘Confirm Now’ link.

These emails are a scam and are not connected with Royal Mail in any way. Anyone following the link will be taken to a website which will attempt to gather personal and financial information.

Royal Mail offer advice on dealing with scam emails using their name and list examples of known scam emails on the Royal Mail website.

Doorstep cold caller offering power tools

We are warning residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of a man approaching people in the Ormesby area offering to sell power tools. The man was seen to return to a silver Renault van.

We advise never to purchase items if approached in this manner.

There is a high possibility that the items being sold are low-quality counterfeits which could be unsafe to use or stolen.

Doorstep cold callers selling household cleaning products

We are warning residents to continue to be on their guard after receiving further reports of doorstep cold callers trying to sell household cleaning products.

Recent reports have been received from the King’s Lynn and Cromer areas.

We advise never to deal with anyone who cold calls at your property offering to sell something.

Doorstep cold caller enquiring about your energy supplier

We are warning residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of doorstep cold callers in the Bradwell and Bowthorpe areas.

The cold callers are saying they have been ‘sent by the Energy Companies to see if you’re happy with your current energy supplier’. The cold callers then ask for details, including information about your current energy supplier.

Our advice is never deal with doorstep cold callers and never be pressured into sharing information on the doorstep, no matter what claims are being made.

Anyone concerned about doorstep cold calling in Norfolk can contact us through our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline via their online reporting form or by telephone on 03454 04 05 06.

If you feel intimidated or spot these cold callers and are concerned for vulnerable neighbours call 999.

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