Warning Regarding Telephone Scams

Following an incident in Dunbar whereby a lady has been scammed out of a five figure sum, Police are reminding people to be extra vigilant when they receive unexpected telephone calls, particularly from people claiming to be from their bank.

Never assume a phone call is authentic just because someone knows your basic details for example your name and address. If something feels wrong, then it’s usually right to question it.

Your bank or Police will never contact you by telephone asking you to move money or hand over information about your account.

Do not divulge personal information over the phone unless you initiate the call – If in doubt terminate the call.

Further info can be found at – https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/identity-theft-fraud-and-scams

New East Lothian Policing Plan Public Consultation

The new East Lothian policing plan starting April 2020 (3 year plan) is in the process of being developed. Chief Inspector Neil Mitchell, Local Area Commander will be engaging with as many people who live and work in East Lothian as he can, but is looking for assistance with this.

Please complete the short survey from the link below and share this link as widely as you  so it can reach as many people as possible.

This is just the start of the process with much more engagement to be done over the coming weeks.

Paper forms will be available at Police Stations.

https://consult.scotland.police.uk/surveys/your-police/