Police issue credit card warning

POLICE are urging hoteliers and members of the public to be extra vigilant following reports of a credit card scam. Suffolk police has received two reports in the last 24 hours of a man, claiming to be from the police, contacting a hotel or guesthouse.

POLICE are urging hoteliers and members of the public to be extra vigilant following reports of a credit card scam.

Suffolk police has received two reports in the last 24 hours of a man, claiming to be from the police, contacting a hotel or guesthouse.

He has asked the hotel for names and contact numbers of customers who are due to stay or have recently stayed at the premises. He said he needed to get in touch with them because there had been a credit card scam.

The customers have been contacted by the man, who has then claimed to be from the hotel. They are told that there has been a mistake and their credit cards details had been shredded. The man then requested their credit card details over the phone.

Suffolk police is urging members of the public and all staff in hotels and guest houses countywide to watch out for this scam and to be wary about giving personal information to anyone unknown to them or have not checked out.

If you think you have been a victim of this or a similar scam, please contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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