Police warning over phone call scam

POLICE are warning members of the public not to be duped by telephone callers seeking to obtain their bank details.

The warning follows an incident which occurred earlier today, December 30, when an elderly lady received a call from a man portraying himself as a police officer who had someone in custody with her bank details and asked for this information to check the information.

Shortly afterwards several hundred pounds were removed from the victim’s account.

Detective sergeant Claire Huish of Barry CID said: “I want to stress to the public that this is a scam.

“You should never pass any banking information to anyone over the telephone – especially if you have received the call in the first place.

“Callers like this can be very plausible but legitimate organisations or banks will never ask you to do this

“I advise people not to comply with contact from unexpected callers without first verifying the legitimacy of the call.”

Police in Barry also want to hear from anyone else who may have received or who believe they may have become victims of any similar calls.


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