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 Post subject: Another scam warning
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:51 pm 
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Just saw this on Facebook from PSNI in Craigavon:

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**URGENT ACTION REQUIRED**
Folks we're in the middle of a spate of attempted scams or frauds against mainly elderly people in ABC district.
Having spoken to colleagues elsewhere, there were dozens of these in the last few days across the province.

People receive a phone call claiming to be from HMRC or another official sounding agency, demanding the victim phones a number- in this case mainly a '01322' number- and saying there will be financial or legal consequences if they don't. Of course, this is NOT HMRC or indeed any other official agency. It's cowardly scammers who want your money. On one occasion, they demanded a man go and purchase several £thousand worth of ITunes vouchers. He contacted us on his way to the shop! From there chances are they would have taken the voucher codes and claimed the money back.

Please- speak to elderly neighbours, friends and family NOW. Warn them about this and tell them to hang up the phone if they receive this call. The number given should NOT be called back. If you are particularly concerned about a call, phone us on 101. Where possible you should log the incident online with Action Fraud.

Let's get the word out there and have the conversations NOW with our elderly friends and family. It isn't the younger generations being hit here- it's our most vulnerable. They probably won't be reading this so please do take the time for those conversations before it's too late.
Thank you,


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