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This press release has been prepared in accordance with the Lord Advocate’s Guidelines
Police in Dumfries and Galloway are appealing for witnesses to the following incidents

*FRAUD - STRANRAER *
During the afternoon of 04 August, a member of the public was contacted by telephone from a person claiming to be from her bank fraud team, advising them that their account had been compromised.
The person was advised to attend her bank and withdraw a significant amount of cash and a police officer would attend their home address and collect it.
A male impersonating a Police Officer thereafter attended at the person’s address and left with the cash. A male was observed in the Mayfield Avenue area of Stranraer around 4pm, he is described as spoke with a Scottish accent, white, around 5ft 9in, fair hair, white shirt and black formal trousers.
If you have any information regarding this incident please phone 101 quoting 1109 of the 4th August 2022.

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