Warning after hoax calls

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MEMBERS of the public are being warned to be vigilant over hoax calls from a company wanting to confirm bank account and Visa card details, after a number of complaints to local police.

A foreign male, giving his name as Peter, and claiming to be calling from ‘Safe Communications’, states that following a recent conversation, £79 has been debited from the recipient’s debit or visa card in payment for a device that filters nuisance phone calls.

The caller then says the goods are awaiting postage, once card and account details are confirmed. Under no circumstances should anyone give out their bank details, police have said.

They have said this is a ploy to fraudulently obtain bank details and advise that anyone receiving this type of call should ask for the caller’s details and report the matter to Police Headquarters on 631212 or Ramsey Police Station on 812234.

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