The following information has been received from Dorset Police Neighbourhood Alert:
We are currently investigating an incident whereby a victim saw an advert on Facebook called “Safe and Sound Personal Alarms – Public Safety Alert”. The victim clicked on the link which took them to a website. This website headlined that Dorset Police are advising middle aged women to carry a new safety device as there has been an increase in attacks in the Dorchester area. It claimed this device had been endorsed by local police. The victim entered her bank details on to the website believing she was purchasing a safety device. She realised that this was not a genuine site and shut the page down. Unfortunately, money has since been withdrawn from her account. This is a fraudulent website. Please be safe online. Don’t share your personal details until you can confirm the company you are dealing with are legitimate.
For up to date information about frauds affecting Dorset please go to www.dorset.police.uk/fraud