A resident in the Duns area has received a phone call from a male identifying himself as Mr David and claiming to be from the bank. Mr David has asked the resident to transfer a 6 figure sum of money into a NatWest account to protect his savings stating that his account had been compromised.
No money was transferred and the incident has been reported to RBS and NatWest. This incident highlights the ongoing risk from phone scams as criminals continue to make contact with homes across the Scottish Borders.
Don't give out any personal information unless you are the one who made the call and you are certain of the identity of the person you are speaking to.
Don't give out your credit card or bank details to strangers on the telephone.
NEVER tell somebody your bank PIN number, even if they claim to be the bank or police. If the caller is genuine they will never ask for this information.
Don't give out information that may infer that you live alone, are older or vulnerable.
Never send money to anyone who claims to have a prize for you.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Consider using 'call blocking' technology.
For more information please visit the Police Scotland website ​http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/identity-theft-fraud-and-scams
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Kirsty Neish (Police Scotland, Constable, Scottish Borders)
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