Derbyshire police issue warning over phone call you may get at any moment

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Police are warning residents about a phone scam that has left a number of north Derbyshire residents out of pocket.

The conmen say they are calling from BT in relation to the property’s IP address and that there is a refund due.

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The victim is then asked for their bank account details so the money can be deposited.

But the details are then used to take money from the account.

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Derbyshire Police said a number of victims have been scammed out of a significant amount of cash in the northern part of the county.

Officers have now issued the following safety advice:-

*Be wary of unsolicited calls – even if the number appears to be from within the UK.

*Never give any details over the phone, no matter how convincing the caller may seem.

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*If you are concerned about a call then hang-up and wait five minutes before calling another a legitimate number for BT or for your bank.

*If you have been a victim or have received a call you should report any suspicious activity to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk