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Don’t fall victim to scammers asking for PIN numbers over the phone
2:00pm Saturday 21st December 2013 in News
NEW Forest residents are being warned by police about a bank card scam.
It comes after a string of related incidents on Monday in the New Forest, South-ampton and Eastleigh areas.
Police believe the scammers tried at least five times on Monday to carry out their con and on one occasion were successful. In each case a person received a call from someone, pretending to be from the police, to say they may have been a victim of fraud.
The scammer then tried to get personal information, including details about their bank cards.
If the person hadn’t become suspicious by then, they would be told to type their PIN into the phone keypad and told someone would come around to get the cards.
Police are advising people to hang up if they are asked for bank details or PINs over the phone. They should also take note of any phone number and report it to police.
Anybody with information is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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