Inspector Edward Bates

Sergeant Suzanne Lloyd

PC Jim Baines

PCSO Sally-Ann Neville

PCSO Sarah Rees-Jones

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Welshpool

Date agreed: 01 April 2020

Action

We are carrying out high visibility patrols at key times at key locations. Engaging with schools and partner agencies to identify the individuals involved. Where persons’ are identified positive action will be taken.

Local area: Welshpool

Date agreed: 01 April 2020

Action

Dyfed-Powys Police is warning of scam phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be from HMRC.

A spate of reports have been made this week from people living in Montgomeryshire in particular.

Inspector Gwyndaf Bowen said:

“The caller will say they are a HMRC agent and will tell the victim they have unpaid debt, often in the thousands of pounds. The caller will request a sum of money be transferred to an account to settle the debt to HMRC.

“They will threaten to issue an arrest warrant and send police within the hour if money is not transferred. This is very distressing and understandably causes panic.

“These sophisticated scammers will often target the elderly and most vulnerable people in our communities. Take necessary steps to safeguard family and friends who might be at risk.

“HMRC would never target people in this way and would certainly never ask for money or bank details over the phone.

“Please be vigilant, do not part with any money or personal information. Remember - It is OK not to speak with cold callers - just put the phone down. If you are concerned please contact police.”

Officers have offered tips to avoid falling victim to this type of fraud:

  • Telephone numbers and text messages can easily be spoofed. You should never trust the number you see on your telephones display.
  • If you receive a suspicious cold call, end it immediately
  • Do not enter into conversation with them, provide them with any personal details or send them any money.

For further advice and information on how to avoid being scammed visit www.actionfraud.police.uk

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Your local neighbourhood policing team is now on Twitter, follow @WelshpoolPolice for updates from the team

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Pegasus Scheme

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If you or someone you know has a disability or illness that makes it difficult to communicate, consider joining the Dyfed Powys Police Pegasus Scheme.

It is a service designed to make it easier for people to contact police quickly and easily either on the phone or face to face.

Upon registration, a member is given a Pegasus key fob and a password.

The caller will only have to say ‘Pegasus’ and give their password to be identified by our call handlers. They will then have access to that person’s information and how best to communicate with that person.

 

Pegasus users are also provided with a Pegasus key fob to carry, so that if they are approached by Officers/PCSOs and find it difficult to communicate with them they can show their key fob and provide their password to allow police to help them.

 

For more information about the Pegasus Scheme ask your local Neighbourhood Policing Team, follow this link – Pegasus Scheme -  or call 101.

Os oes gennych chi neu rywun rydych chi’n adnabod anabledd neu salwch sy’n ei gwneud hi’n anodd cyfathrebu, ystyriwch ymuno â Chynllun Pegasus Heddlu Dyfed-Powys.

 

 

Contact The Team

Email

WelshpoolTownNPT@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

This email address is for Neighbourhood Policing issues only. For all other enquiries please use:

ContactCentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

Telephone

101 (01267 222020 outside Dyfed-Powys)

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available, or take a message. In case of emergency you should phone 999.

Local Police Stations

Severn Road
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7AR

Telephone

Non-Emergency Number 101 (01267 222020 outside Dyfed-Powys)

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available, or take a message.

In case of emergency you should phone 999.

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Dyfed-Powys Police does not routinely provide an enquiry office service at this station.

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The Welsh Government funds 500 Community Support Officers across Wales, over 70 in our force area.