'Police scam' targets businesses in Humberside

A sponsorship scam in which a man poses as a police officer has been operating in Humberside, the force has said.

Businesses reported receiving a phone call from a man claiming he was a police officer collecting money for the 'Police and Fire' magazine.

The man claims the business sponsored the magazine in 2009, but does not state what the sponsorship was for.

The police said they would not contact businesses and personal information should not be given over the phone.

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