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Two women, claiming to be from West Midlands Police, knocked on every door on our street (no small feat for a street that has like 300 houses), and put leaflets through the door "victim cards", asking to call a number and speak to detectives if we had "Ring doorbell footage" of the road. It's weird because I'm in Essex, so why would WMP be in this area? A local resident asked the local force and WMP about it and they don't know who they were. I tried calling the number today and it said it wasn't recognised. Clearly a scam, but I don't get what they are getting out of it?
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(Original post by fenton484)
Two women, claiming to be from West Midlands Police, knocked on every door on our street (no small feat for a street that has like 300 houses), and put leaflets through the door "victim cards", asking to call a number and speak to detectives if we had "Ring doorbell footage" of the road. It's weird because I'm in Essex, so why would WMP be in this area? A local resident asked the local force and WMP about it and they don't know who they were. I tried calling the number today and it said it wasn't recognised. Clearly a scam, but I don't get what they are getting out of it?
Maybe it’s some odd April Fools thing :confused:
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(Original post by fenton484)
Two women, claiming to be from West Midlands Police, knocked on every door on our street (no small feat for a street that has like 300 houses), and put leaflets through the door "victim cards", asking to call a number and speak to detectives if we had "Ring doorbell footage" of the road. It's weird because I'm in Essex, so why would WMP be in this area? A local resident asked the local force and WMP about it and they don't know who they were. I tried calling the number today and it said it wasn't recognised. Clearly a scam, but I don't get what they are getting out of it?
This sounds like one of those delivery scams. Someone will put a leaflet through your door pretending to be royal mail / Hermies / any other delivery company and say that they missed you and you need to call or go to a website for re-delivery. If someone has ordered something and expecting it then they might fall for this and go to their website etc. They will then ask you to pay a small fee for the re-delivery but they will instead steal your payment information. Seems like they might be trying to get people to call up so they can tell people to go to a website to enter in information or get the information through the phone.
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That is very strange because WMP don't even work in the West Midlands.
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