Warning Regarding Telephone Scams

Following an incident in Dunbar whereby a lady has been scammed out of a five figure sum, Police are reminding people to be extra vigilant when they receive unexpected telephone calls, particularly from people claiming to be from their bank.

Never assume a phone call is authentic just because someone knows your basic details for example your name and address. If something feels wrong, then it’s usually right to question it.

Your bank or Police will never contact you by telephone asking you to move money or hand over information about your account.

Do not divulge personal information over the phone unless you initiate the call – If in doubt terminate the call.

Further info can be found at – https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/identity-theft-fraud-and-scams

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