Police issue advice on fake PCSOs scam
Police have issued advice about a scam involving fake PCSOs in Shoreham.
The fake PCSOs reportedly knocked on people’s doors saying there had been a burglary nearby and asked to check their property as a ruse to steal their belongings.
Sussex Police said they had received a report of an incident in Beach Green, Shoreham, on Saturday, November 11.
They said: “Nothing was reported as stolen.
“Crime prevention and fraud advice were given to the home owner.”
They also gave this advice: “Police advise that if you have a caller at the door, always ask for identification and satisfy yourself that it is genuine before dealing with that person.
“If you have experienced a similar incident please report online or call 101.
“For further information about Operation Signature, see https://sussex.police.uk/advice/protect-yourself-and-others/fraud/operation-signature/.”