Scam alert: Crimestoppers - ‘We are not cold calling people’

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Crimestoppers, an independent charity assisting police forces with crime solving, have today (Friday) discovered that a group of scammers have ‘hijacked’ their 0800 555 111 number.

The scammers are calling people, saying they are “Crimestoppers at the Home Office” then asking for personal details.

A Crimestoppers statement said: “We are not calling people.

“We do not and cannot call people from 0800 555 111.

“We would never ask for personal details like this.”

Anyone who receives a call claiming to be from Crimestoppers should not give out any personal information, and report the incident to Action Fraud at