Police warn of bank telephone scams

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Police are warning people to beware after reports of members of the public recently received telephone calls from people claiming to represent their bank and attempting to obtain banking details over the phone.

A police spokesperson said: ‘Police would like to remind the public never to give out such information over the phone and always check any calls like these are genuine by calling their bank themselves.

‘Always make sure you hear a clear dialling tone before calling your bank in case a fraudulent caller has kept the line open. Another suggestion is to call a friend first to confirm the call is not answered by the fraudulent caller.’