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Are you aware of a recent scam in the Wycombe area?

Alert message sent 28/11/2019 14:32:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police has been made aware of individuals knocking on doors claiming to be from the Home Affairs Department and have asked to check resident’s ID and postal vote form or polling card ahead of the election.

These visits are not genuine. The Home Affairs Department is not a genuine organisation. No one from the Home Office, local council or the police will ask to check your ID and your postal vote form.

Your vote belongs to you, it’s your decision. It is illegal for anyone to influence you to vote against your will.

If you have received any visits like this, please report this to us using our online form or by calling 101. Alternatively, you can report this anonymously to Crimestoppers via their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

What is voter fraud?

Voter fraud can take many different forms. No one, not even a partner or family member, is allowed to:
  • pressure you into voting a certain way
  • offer you something in exchange for your vote
  • pretend to be you at the polling station
  • complete your postal vote for you

What to do if you’ve seen or been a victim of voter fraud

If someone tries to take your vote, or the vote of anyone you know, call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org
You can also report this to Thames Valley Police using our online form or by calling 101 or 999 if you believe the fraud is happening now.
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Mel Reedman (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

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