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Alert message sent 06/10/2017 10:26:00

Information sent on behalf of Lincolnshire Police

Scam Alert


We have been advised today of a fraudulent phone call circulating in Lincolnshire.

Scam details

A phone call is received by a person purporting to be from ‘Barclays Bank Fraud Dept’ regarding a suspicious payment that has been made on your account.

On this occasion the text number used to verify information is a copycat Barclay’s number.

Also on this occasion personal security questions such as mother maiden name was used and bank account details. 

Do not give any information over the telephone and ensure that your phone line has been cleared before you ring your bank to check the authenticity of any contact from your bank.  Alternatively, use another phone.

Keep an eye on your bank account for small payments being deducted which could be the first indication that your bank account has been targeted.

Barclays Bank (or any other bank) will NEVER request personal information from you or ask to verify details unless YOU have phoned them first.

Please feel free to pass on this information.


Action Fraud
To report scams and Internet security issues.

Ring 0300 123 2040

or visit the website:

Message sent by
Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

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