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Rogue traders disturbed by police in Cheltenham

Tuesday 24 January 2017, 10:31 AM

Police disturbed rogue traders in Cheltenham before the victims handed over hundreds of pounds.

Two men were knocking on doors on Salisbury Avenue yesterday (Monday 23 January) offering to …


Shop owners urged to be aware of fake £50 notes

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 10:52 AM

Shop owners are urged to be aware of fake £50 notes after two incidents in Wotton-Under-Edge and Berkeley.

The first incident happened at the Post Office in Kingswood yesterday (Tuesday 17 …


Warning over cold call from security firm claiming to work with Gloucestershire Police

Thursday 12 January 2017, 2:09 PM

Gloucestershire Constabulary are warning the public of a security firm who cold called a resident claiming they worked in conjunction with us.

A resident in Berkeley received the call yeste…


Warning – bogus police officer phone call scam

Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:27 PM

Police are urging the public to be vigilant after an elderly woman received a suspicious phone call from a man stating they were calling from Metropolitan Police.

An 85-year-old woman from …


Warning – Stroud resident targeted by ‘HMRC’ scam

Tuesday 22 November 2016, 11:12 AM

Police are warning the public about a scam which targeted a Stroud resident yesterday (Monday 21 November).

A woman received a phone call from somebody pretending to be from HMRC, who claim…


Warning for public to be vigilant after scams in Gloucester and Cheltenham

Monday 07 November 2016, 10:51 AM

Police are urging the public to be vigilant after scams in Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Groups of people, described as Eastern European, have been approaching members of the public on the str…


Residents urged to use secure mail boxes following fraud offences

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 11:12 AM

Residents in the county are being urged to use secure mail boxes after fraud offences in Birdlip and Witcombe.

Two incidents were reported to us on Monday (24 October).

Offenders re…


Rogue traders target residents in the Forest

Monday 17 October 2016, 11:33 AM

Police in the Forest of Dean are warning residents to be aware of rogue traders.

A number of incidents have been reported in the past few weeks in Cinderford, Newnham, Hewelsfield, Yorkley …


Advertising scam targets self-employed tradesman in Coleford

Thursday 06 October 2016, 11:29 AM

Gloucestershire Police are warning the public of a scam which targeted a self-employed tradesman in Coleford.

Around four years ago, the victim purchased advertising space in a magazine aft…


Lottery scam warning

Tuesday 04 October 2016, 11:02 AM

A homeowner in Gloucester has been targeted by a lottery scam and officers are warning the public.

A man in his 60s, who lives in the Abbeydale area, received a letter from a company called…



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