A national campaign has been launched today urging people to be vigilant to courier fraud and help protect their loved ones.
In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 68 reports of courier fraud were received in 2021, totalling losses of nearly £150,000.
Nicole McIntyre of the force’s Economic Crime Unit, said: “These types of offences are borderless crimes, those responsible target victims not necessarily in their own area but across the country. We work closely with forces across the country to ensure any intelligence identified during investigations is shared.
“We support the national campaign asking people to remain vigilant and as well as alerting victims and their families we’re working closely with businesses too.