Fraudsters target local householder with telephone scam

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Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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Police are advising local people to be vigilant against fraudsters using telephone scams to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public. scam6Police have recently received a report from a member of public who was telephoned by someone purporting to be from a government organisation. During the telephone conversation, the householder was told they owed a considerable amount of money. The caller persuaded the householder that the best way to pay the outstanding balance was with iTunes vouchers. A PSNI spokesperson said, “Remember if you get a call or email, do not give out financial details or agree to any transaction, and do not respond on email addresses or phone numbers provided by the caller. “You can always check the legitimacy of any approach by contacting the named bank or organisation on a number you know to be genuine.
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May June 2016 updatedThe spokesperson added, “We must stress that fraudsters often use a number of different scenarios and that all calls should be treated with a degree of caution until they had been checked out.”

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