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Warning over debit card scam

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: February 18, 2014

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POLICE have issued a warning to residents in the town after reports of fraudsters conning people to obtain their bank account details and debit cards.

Fraudsters are reportedly calling victims pretending to work for the bank they have an account with, telling the victim there has been fraudulent activity on their account.

They ask the victim for their PIN and then tell them a courier will be sent to their house to collect their debit cards.

They encourage the victim to ring their bank to clarify the call is genuine but do not hang up, leaving the phone line open but they are actually speaking to another fraudster on the same line, who confirms fraudulent transactions.

A firm employed by the scammers then calls at the victim’s house to collect the cards.

To report the scam call 101.

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