Scam Alert from Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon & Cornwall Police have been made aware of various scams taking place where a fraudster makes contact, normally via a hacked email or messaging account, purporting to be a friend or family member asking for money to be transferred with a storyline and giving bank details.
Please be wary of unusual messages asking for financial assistance, even if the message appears to be from someone you know and trust – please check it is really from them by phoning or speaking to them in person.
You can protect your online accounts by using a strong separate password, changing passwords regularly, and where available, use a two-factor authentication.
More information on how to do this can be found the Devon & Cornwall Police website.
If you think you have been a victim of fraud please report it to Action Fraud.
Many thanks to Disability Cornwall for alerting us to this scam.