Residents in Newry should be vigilant over the festive season.
Police in Newry are advising residents to be vigilant against fraud and scams in the run up to Christmas. In some recent scams, fraudsters make contact over the phone and advise that the resident is due a windfall and persuade them to make some type of payment before they receive their fictitious pay out. The fraudster takes the payments and the resident receives nothing.
Speaking to Newry Times, Police have issued the following advice, “Beware of cold calls even when the caller appears to have personal information such as your address or bank account details and particularly when they request money ‘up front’. Legitimate callers will never be offended if you ask to call back in order to confirm their identity; when doing so always use a phone number that you’ve obtained from previous correspondence or an independent source such as phone book or an official website. Anyone who requires further advice should contact E District’s crime prevention officers on 0845 600 8000.”
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