Fake cops on the prowl again in Copenhagen

Always ask to see a police ID

Police in Copenhagen have issued a warning that criminals are trying to scam tourists by pretending to be officers of the law.

According to the police, the fake officers recently approached at least one group of tourists and attempted to fleece them of money – a plan that ultimately failed.

“Beware of fake police officers on the streets,” the Copenhagen Police warns on its Twitter page. “They speak poor English and are dressed well.”

“Ask for a police ID in situations when you are approached by the police.”

READ MORE: Fake cops arrested near Tivoli

No new trick
Similar cases involving con artists trying to get money from tourists by pretending to be police officers have taken place over the last two years.

Back in August 2015, two criminals were arrested near Tivoli after taking advantage of some naive tourists by displaying phoney badges and demanding money and passports for bogus offences.