Lerwick police warn against bogus telephone callers

Police in Lerwick have again been told that people are receiving bogus telephone calls in which the caller is claiming to be from a bank and is requesting bank account and personal details.

The callers use varying degrees of deception, ranging from pretending to be from reputable banks wishing to clarify details of the person’s account and security settings, to offering to make small transactions into accounts.

The callers also sometimes pretend to be from other UK police forces making inquiries into fraudulent transactions that have been made in people’s accounts.

The public should be aware that legitimate banks and police forces will never ask for account numbers or passwords during a telephone call to a home address.

Anyone contacted by a suspicious caller should ask them for their full details, including contact number, and then contact the police. They should never under any circumstances divulge any account or personal information.


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