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Criminals pretending to be your bank or the police

Criminals are experts at #TheArtOfImpersonation convincingly pretending to be your bank or the police.

An Aberdeenshire resident received a call last week from fraudsters pretending to be from the Police fraud unit. The criminals stated that her account had been compromised and that to safeguard her money she would have to transfer 67,000 to another account.

North East Division Crime Reduction Officer Constable Urquhart said:

"We urge people to remain vigilant to criminals making contact by telephone in an attempt to separate them from their money. Do not entertain anyone who contacts you by telephone and directs you to transfer money to a different bank account. If you believe you have been a victim of a telephone scam, contact Police Scotland on 101"

The Police or your bank will never ask you to transfer money to a safe account or contact you to ask for your full PINs, passwords or passcodes.

If you receive a request asking for money, go to TakeFiveStopFraud for advice and follow #StopChallengeProtect .


Original message sent by: North East Division Crime Reduction Officer Constable Urquhart


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