Common examples of courier fraud

Don’t assume a phone call is authentic just because someone knows your name and address.

Common examples of courier fraud…

  • Calls you out of the blue on the phone
  • Ask you to withdraw large amounts of cash to hand over to them
  • Asks for your PIN
  • Says there is an issue with your bank account or card
  • Claims to be from your bank, the police or your local authority
  • Sends a courier to collect your bank card or cash


The Police will Never…

  • Contact you to ask for your PIN or bank details
  • Ask you to withdraw cash to hand over to them for safe-keeping
  • Ask you to transfer money out of your account for any reason
  • Send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs or bank cards


If a crime is in progress call 999

For more information visit Action Fraud the National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre