Phil Upton Show.
Coventry police and BT working together to tackle phone scams.
Estimated losses to phone scams last year was £23 million.
Marilyn Baldwin OBE speaks about the new initiative to safeguard people from the ‘scammer stays on the line’ courier scam.
This scam involves the victim being instructed to call their bank to check if the call is genuine, however the scammer stays on the line, fooling the victim into thinking they have got through to the bank.
under this new initiative the caller will now be cut off after 3 seconds.