Scammer warning after folk receive calls pretending to be from their bank

Police have warned of a banking scam involving isles folk.

Officers in Shetland said “many residents” had received calls from fraudsters pretending to be from their bank or other well known companies.

The caller claims they are being scammed and must transfer money.

In reality, however, the police said: “The caller is the scammer.”

“Challenge the caller to protect you and your money,” the force said on Twitter.

The tweet advised people to “Take Five”, which is a national campaign offering advice to help protect people from financial advice.

This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations

The campaign warns of the “devastating impact” these crimes can have on victims.


Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.