I know you are all too savvy to be conned by these fraudsters but they are pretty convincing in their approach and execution of the deed.
I have just recieved this email from Durham Police.
I have just been advising a male who has fallen victim to the following scam and wanted people to be made aware in case you should be next to receive a phone call.
A person has rang the victim stating they are from his bank – Barclays – and they have noticed that 2 new direct debits have been set up. The victim did not recognise the companies, so the caller stated his bank account had been compromised and he should transfer all his money to a new account and the person gave him a new sort code and bank account.
This was all a fraud and the IP has lost all his money and the bank are refusing to compensate him.
If you receive a call like this, first tell the person you will ring them back and end the call. Then phone a friend to make sure the fraudster is not in control of your phone line. Once you are happy, go on a website to obtain the telephone number, or find the number for your bank by other means. If the fraudster gives you a number, do not use it. Speak to your bank and see if what the person was saying is correct or not and then take advice from them.
PC 1296 Paul Walmsley
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Paul Walmsley (Police, PC, HQ Comms)