a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity
I think exactly what CID is, isn't really important for the OP. It is not however the UK equivalent of the FBI, we don't really have a equivalent
because our policing structure is so different, the closest thing would probably be the National Crime Agency or possibly MI5. CID is the Criminal
Investigation Department, they are just a group of detectives who investigate various crimes, from fraud to drugs, murder, sexual offensives the list
goes on. I am just clarifying the point, like I say though I don't really think its important to your OP.
So we agree its probably not a journalist.
Now yes, your local cop shop might just not be talking to each other, if you call your local bobbies front desk the guy sitting there isn't going to
know about every call that every police officer has made that day in the station let alone the country. So yeah most of the time they will ask you for
a crime number to direct your call to the appropriate person if you don't have a name of the officer. I would have thought that you would have a name
though for the person you're have been told to call.
Them flying over to have a chat with you kinda sounds like an outside force then doing an investigation with kind of ties in with what I said I think
might be happening. A outside force is conducting an investigation and wants to have a chat with you. Again your local police station could very well
have no knowledge if they're just phoning you up for a chat.
Now yes you are absolutely correct, its possible that you phone that number and you find yourself with a pretty hefty phone bill.
But in this instance let's thing about it, you're assuming that they're targeting you deliberately knowing that you have been connected in someway to
historical sexual abuse. So that means they somehow know that you personally have been involved in this, in which case how do they know, then it
assuming that they did know then how did they then get your number. Then you have to ask why go to all that trouble to target you specifically for
this scam, that's been tailor made to you. Doesn't quite add up does it.
My advice to you would be to google the number they gave you see what hits come up, I have caught out loads of scammers that way. Then if nothing
comes up, you could try contacting the officers you spoke with before and see if they have any information. If they say its legit then fair enough, if
they're unsure then you could contact your local force and ask them. Now if none of thats getting you anywhere then you could always just phone the
number and see what happens.
If you're really not willing to take that risk just wait it out, if they want to talk to you am sure they will be in touch again soon when you can ask
for a "collar number" and see if they can give you the crime number and the station they are calling from. From there you can google the number of
that police station for yourself, phone, ask if the "collar number" and crime number is legit and if it all checks out then its fair to assume that
your not being targeted in some elaborate scam. You can phone them up and help them out confident that your not going to be getting hit with a massive
phone bill thanks to a scammer.
I hope that helps.
edit on 8-7-2020 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)