DYFED-Powys Police has issued a warning of fraudsters pretending to be police officers operating in the force area.

Thankfully, those who reported the incident which took place in Powys did not part with any money.

A police spokesperson said: “Police would never target people in this way and would certainly not ask for money or bank details over the phone.

“Please be vigilant, do not part with any money or personal information. Remember, it is okay not to speak with cold callers - just put the phone down. If you are concerned please contact police.”

Here's some top tips to avoid being scammed:

  • Telephone numbers and text messages can easily be spoofed. You should never trust the number you see on your telephone’s display.
  • If you receive a suspicious cold call, end it immediately
  • Do not enter into conversation with them, provide them with any personal details or send them any money

For further advice and information on how to avoid being scammed visit actionfraud.police.uk