Don’t fall victim to scammers asking for PIN numbers over the phone

Bournemouth Echo: Don’t fall victim to scammers asking for PIN numbers over the phone Don’t fall victim to scammers asking for PIN numbers over the phone

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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2:48pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

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7:41pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Hessenford says...

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9:40pm Sat 21 Dec 13

HRH of Boscombe says...

How is anyone daft enough to fall for that?
How is anyone daft enough to fall for that? HRH of Boscombe

10:13pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Abc1970 says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
How is anyone daft enough to fall for that?
My elderly and slightly confused parents would probably fall for it? Not their fault and they are far from daft!
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: How is anyone daft enough to fall for that?[/p][/quote]My elderly and slightly confused parents would probably fall for it? Not their fault and they are far from daft! Abc1970

8:24am Sun 22 Dec 13

retry69 says...

Abc1970 wrote:
HRH of Boscombe wrote:
How is anyone daft enough to fall for that?
My elderly and slightly confused parents would probably fall for it? Not their fault and they are far from daft!
As you say far from being daft these are the kind of people that can be an easy target for this type of scam,they get talked into a false sense of security by these scummers and unfortunately many more fall victim to this type of activity than gets publicised, probably due to their pride being dented,very difficult and one can only nag them into not giving out any details and hope,fingers crossed it sinks in.
[quote][p][bold]Abc1970[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: How is anyone daft enough to fall for that?[/p][/quote]My elderly and slightly confused parents would probably fall for it? Not their fault and they are far from daft![/p][/quote]As you say far from being daft these are the kind of people that can be an easy target for this type of scam,they get talked into a false sense of security by these scummers and unfortunately many more fall victim to this type of activity than gets publicised, probably due to their pride being dented,very difficult and one can only nag them into not giving out any details and hope,fingers crossed it sinks in. retry69

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