Police issue warning over bogus officer phone fraud

Police have issued a warning over people in the Rye and Battle area being phoned by people claiming to be police officers,

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “We will never contact you by telephone and ask you to disclose any details of your bank account or ask you to send them your bank cards. The Police will never ask you to key your PIN numbers into the telephone keypad or ask you to transfer your funds between your accounts. We will never ask you to pay cash into an account ‘for safe keeping’ or in the interests of an investigation into fraudulent activity within a bank.”