Elford Village

Phone scams

Please be vigilant against scams!

Tamworth Police have received a number of reports regarding calls received from a person claiming to be a London Met Police Officer who has possession of your bank card, he gives a nonsense id and asks that you call 999 to retrieve your card and will be charged hundreds of pounds to do so.

Please do not call 999 in this instance as this is part of the scam as the phone line their end is not disconnected.

Please hang up and report to 101.

Our elderly residents are being targeted mainly on land lines so if you have elderly or vulnerable friends or relatives please help us by making them aware.

Please report any concerns to Staffordshire Police on 101 or 999 as appropriate.