Police in Essex are warning residents about a woman claiming to be a police officer calling vulnerable adults

Phone scam victims in Epping Forest have handed over tens of thousands since January 2013

Phone scam victims in Epping Forest have handed over tens of thousands since January 2013

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

Vulnerable residents in Essex are being warned about a phone-scam involving a woman posing as a police officer.

The fraudster, calling herself Sarah, claims to be calling from Basildon police station.

During conversations with three people last week, the woman said she would need to visit their homes as part of an investigation.

All three people rejected the request and called police.

The latest phone scam is not currently being linked to similar incidents incolving bogus police officers who tricked their victims into handing over bank cards or large amounts of cash.

Victims of similar scams in Epping Forest have handed over tens of thousands of pounds in the last 18 months.

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10:41am Mon 18 Aug 14

gillman1998 says...

Well done to the potential victims - it seems that awareness is being raised on issues like this. Hopefully a sting operation can take place to nab the perpetrators.
Well done to the potential victims - it seems that awareness is being raised on issues like this. Hopefully a sting operation can take place to nab the perpetrators. gillman1998
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