26/09/2018

Public Urged To Be Vigilant After 58 Reports Of Attempted Fraud

The PSNI are urging the public to be vigilant after 58 reports of attempted fraud were made in one day.

The incidents happened in Antrim, Down and Armagh on Monday, 24 September.

Scammers are trying to persuade victims to give them money, and the majority are claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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Chief Superintendent Simon Walls said: "Some of the victims said they received phone calls and automated voicemail messages from people claiming to represent the HMRC, threatening them with arrest if they don't pay taxes they owe.

"We are reassured that people are able to spot these scams, and people are picking up the phone to report them to us."

The PSNI are urging people to report any incidents to Action Fraud or the police.

(CD/CM)


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