Public urged to be on high alert over scammers

first_img Public urged to be on high alert over scammers Facebook Previous articlePlan to ease restrictions in August could be reversed furtherNext articleMore Derry clubs suspend activity News Highland By News Highland – July 17, 2020 Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Police are urging the public to be on their guard against scammers who continue take advantage of older and more vulnerable people within our community.From April to July we have received almost 300 reports in relation to HMRC scams, with scammers getting over £11,000 in June and July alone.In one incident recently a man in Dungannon received a phone call from a male claiming to be from the HMRC and who told the victim he owed them a significant amount of money.The man was instructed to purchase ten Amazon vouchers at a cost of £100 each and send pictures of these vouchers to a number via Whatsapp – he did this and was unfortunately scammed out of £1,000.In a statement Chief Superintendent Simon Walls said that scammers have once again shown that they are creative and will do whatever they can to con people out of money.They don’t care who their victim is, they just want the money and will employ whatever tactic is necessary.Police are urging people to take extra precautions to protect themselves from such callous callers.Be sceptical and on your guard, if you think something is suspicious about the nature of the call, it usually is a scam.center_img Facebook Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more