Scams to be aware of, information supplied by Northumbria Police

We’re aware of a number of scams doing the rounds at the moment where fraudsters are claiming to be police, HMRC, Amazon, Sky and other organisations.
We’ve received a number of reports today from people who’ve been cold-called by con-artists asking for personal information such as address, bank details and National Insurance numbers - and threatened they’ll be arrested if they don’t comply.
This is a scam – please keep your personal info safe.
If you receive a call like this, hang up and report immediately to Action Fraud via their website or by calling 0300 123 2040
NEVER download apps or click on attachments sent via unsolicited emails or by strangers.
Challenge cold-callers, ALWAYS take your time, and if in doubt HANG UP.
For more info visit https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/