Scammers target victims

Police give advice on how to keep children safe online

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POLICE in Sussex are warning previous doorstep victims of crime that attempts may be made to defraud them again.

During April nine reports were received that previous victims of rogue traders and other doorstep criminals were recontacted by scammers posing as Trading Standards or court officials, demanding money up front in order to finance court action to recoup some of the losses from the original crime.

PC Bernadette Lawrie of Sussex Police said: ‘If you have a friend, neighbour or relative who has been targeted by doorstep traders in the past, give them a call and remind them to be wary of all unknown callers, especially those offering this supposed help.’

Contact Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Signature with information.