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Warning after Armagh resident is fraudulently contacted by scammers

Police in Armagh are reminding members of the public never to give out personal details over the phone to unsolicited callers.

The warning follows a recent report of a bank contacting a resident to say they had noticed fraudulent activity on their account and the caller asked the resident to contact a different number. The resident did not contact the number.

Never give your personal or bank details over the phone to an unsolicited caller.

If you are unsure of a caller or feel that something is not right ask for details to ascertain their identity. Ask where they are phoning from, where they have got your details from and where they have obtained your telephone number. Ask them if there is a number you can phone them back on or if there is another representative from their company that you can contact.
Legitimate companies won’t have a problem with you calling them back.

Police would encourage anyone who receives a call of this nature to terminate the call and contact police. If a caller display is available, note the incoming number and give it to police- this will help trace the origin of the call. Police can be contacted on 101.


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