People Aren’t Always Who They Say They Are!

Beware of Latest Phone Scam. Take 5 to STOP Fraud

Criminals impersonate the police, and often state there are corrupt staff at your bank, or criminals have cloned your bank cards and request your assistance with the investigation.

They instruct you to provide your bank cards and PINs, or withdraw money, purchase high value goods (like watches) or vouchers and hand these over to a courier or ‘undercover officer’ as evidence. The ‘undercover officer’ is a criminal or the courier delivers your cash, cards and purchased items to the criminals. Continue reading “People Aren’t Always Who They Say They Are!”

Avoid Financial Fraud – Stop – Hang Up – Call 159

Stop Scams UK and Global Cyber Alliance have launched the UK-wide 159 call service, which is designed to guarantee consumers a safe route to contacting their banks.

The scheme is urging people to “stop, hang up and call 159” to check calls are for real. The idea is to help those who believe they have been contacted by scammers claiming to be their bank, or by fraudsters who encourage them to transfer money.

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Take Five to Stop Fraud

The Take Five to Stop Fraud is a Police Scotland campaign which encourages members of the public and businesses to follow straightforward and impartial advice – Stop, Challenge and Protect – aimed at reducing the chances of becoming a victim of financial fraud. This includes online fraud, email deception as well as phone-based and social media scams.
For more information, and toolkit click here