07/05/2021

Warning Issued After Elderly Residents Targeted By Scammers In East Belfast

The PSNI have issued a warning after a number of elderly residents have been targeted by scammers in east Belfast.

On Thursday night, 07 May, police received a high number of calls reporting a certain telephone scam.

The person claims to be 'Constable Magill from Strandtown Police Station Fraud Department'.

The public are being asked to tell family members to be aware of the scam.

A PSNI spokesperson said: Elderly residents in the east of the city have been the target this time. Please note police will never ask for money/valuables and should you receive a telephone call of this nature, hang up immediately and contact police on 101.

"Pass this message on to family/friends/neighbours who may not have access to social media. Visit ScamwiseNI for more information."




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