Skip to main content Logo search icon

Scammer calling schools is pretending to be a police officer

SA Updated
Scammer calling schools is pretending to be a police officer

Blog Tags

Police have been made aware of a man cold-calling schools in the area and "giving the impression that he was a police caller".

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "We have been informed of a male cold-calling stating that he was selling books relevant to schools in the local area and for a class the cost would be in the region of £150.

"The school that was cold-called was wrongly given the impression that the caller was a police officer – this is not the case. We would like to inform schools that we have no knowledge that these books are affiliated or approved by Devon and Cornwall Police.

"Please be wary of the authenticity of cold callers."

If you have concerns please phone 101 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use webchat on the Devon & Cornwall police website.

User comments

There are no user comments for this listing.

You might also be interested in

Jailed former police constable found culpable of gross misconduct following fraud conviction
Category: General News
Former Police Constable Sam Smith was living in Kingsbridge when he first met the frail 81-year-old woman while on-duty, when he was called to...
Coastguard rescue teams take part in exercise overlooking Hope Cove
Category: General News
Members of Kingsbridge and Bigbury Coastguard Rescue teams took part in a search exercise around Hope Cove and Bolt Tail. 
Police exercise on Dartmoor trains officers for missing people searches
Category: General News
Seventeen police officers underwent a large-scale search and rescue exercise on Dartmoor to successfully become ‘lost person’ search managers (LPSM).
Not one, but two, Mayors headed to Devon County Show 2024
Category: Events News
Deborah Custance Baker, Chair of Crafts and Horticulture is delighted to welcome The Mayor of Exeter back to Devon County Show 2024. ...
Council says it is "concerned about Government’s approach to energy efficiency"
Category: General News
With tackling climate change a top priority for South Hams District Council, it has voiced its concerns on the Government’s efforts and speed to...
No Rotary Swimarathon for 2024
Category: General News
Kingsbridge Estuary Rotary Club Swimarathon is not taking place this year "due to factors outside the Rotary Club’s control".