Police warn of banking scams

 Officers
from the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit are once again warning the public not to give
out bank information over the phone, or via e-mail, after two potential
scamming incidents were reported to police earlier Tuesday.

Two
people were contacted by a man claiming to be phoning from a UK bank. The man
stated that someone they know is in the UK and needs some additional money. He
then asked the person he had called to divulge their bank details. The people
who received the calls refused to give out details and have reported the matter
to the police.

Detective
Chief Inspector Claudia Brady of the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is warning people
to be vigilant when they are asked for bank details. “Never give out personal
or banking details over the phone or via e-mail,” she said. “A genuine bank
would never ask for this information therefore my advice to anyone who receives
such a call is to refuse to give out details and immediately call the police.”

Anyone
with any information is asked to call the Financial Crime Unit on 949-8797.

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