So by instructing Abbot and Slater in the sale of your home, be it a Cottage in Dorset, an Equestrian Property in Wiltshire, Town House in Sturminster Newton or Period Property in Somerset then you will receive a professional and proactive approach to the sale of your home that stands out from the crowd.
Dorset Police is alerting local residents about the latest phone and online scams across Dorset.
The 'police officers' claim to be investigating fraudulent activity on the individuals bank accounts and request bank details to check this. No police officer would ever ask you for your personal financial details.
If you receive a call like this please terminate the call and report it to us.
If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, of any description, contact Action Fraud here.
If a crime is in a progress, call the police on the emergency number, 999.
Scam warning - Residents are being asked to take part in an undercover fraud investigation at a local branch of a bank.
Thankfully, the banks involved followed the banking protocol and alerted Dorset Police to the requests and no money was lost.Please remember, NCA / police officers will never ask you for any money.If someone calls you claiming to be a police officer ask for their collar number and surname and check their identity with the police force they are claiming to be from.Alternatively you can sign up to Action Fraud Alert to receive direct, verified and accurate information about scams and fraud in your area by email, recorded voice and text message.Over the past few days we have had an increase in the number of calls from concerned members of the public reporting fraud.Be aware - these people have been known to leave the telephone line open once you have hung up.Please ensure the line is clear before making another phone call.The ethos of the partnership will always be to provide a professional and proactive sales service to our clients but also to provide those looking to purchase a West Country property an Estate Agency Service that stands out from the crowd.The partners and staff of Abbot and Slater are committed to professional standards and Christine is a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents and having gained her professional qualification some years ago.Wait for the dial tone and listen for the familiar dialling sound.Scam warning – Parents of children schooled privately are being asked to pay fees which are intercepted by fraudsters.