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Warning after scam callers target elderly in Southampton

Alert message sent 04/06/2016 12:21:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Please be aware that two elderly residents in Southampton have been contacted by scam callers claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs and demanding money.

Both became suspicious and contacted police without transferring any money. 

We are issuing this warning in case further Southampton residents receive calls of this nature.

If you have elderly relatives, friends or neighbours please make them aware of this scam and remind them not to give any details to unexpected callers.

People are reminded to protect themselves using the following advice:

  • Never give out any personal information about your bank account to anybody over the phone.
  • If you have given out information which could compromise your bank account security in any way, call your bank up to cancel your cards as soon as possible.

 Anyone who is concerned about similar incidents should contact police by calling 101.

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Hazel Wills (Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire & IOW)

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