Police warn of credit card scam

POLICE today urged hoteliers and members of the public to be extra vigilant following reports of a credit card scam.

POLICE today urged hoteliers and members of the public to be extra vigilant following reports of a credit card scam.

In the last 24 hours, Suffolk Constabulary has received two reports of a man, claiming to be from the police, contacting a hotel or guesthouse.

He has asked the hotel for names and contact numbers of customers who are due to stay or have recently stayed at the premises, stating he needed to get in touch with them because there had been a credit card scam.

The customers have been contacted by the man, who has then claimed to be from the hotel.

He has told them that there has been a mistake and their credit cards details had been shredded and requested their credit card details over the phone.

Officers are urging members of the public and all staff in hotels and guest houses countywide to watch out for this scam and to be wary about giving personal information to anyone unknown to them.

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If you think you have been a victim of this or a similar scam, contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500.