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Giving information to bogus callers 'can result in false bank charges'

People could be at risk of fraudulent credit card charges if they provide bogus callers with their financial information.

A Payments Council spokesperson noted in a Think Money article that bank refunds can be claimed by victims of this crime.

The representative pointed out evidence has linked this offence to organised criminals, arguing police officers do not like these incidents to be referred to as scams because "they think it is far more serious".

A Think Money spokesperson noted credit card providers will never ask a customer for their personal identification number (PIN) over the telephone, nor would they ask anyone to dial their PIN into the keypad.

"It pays to be suspicious of unsolicited calls from anyone asking for personal financial details over the phone," they added.

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary recently stressed that banking or personal details should not be given to unknown individuals under any circumstances, asking anyone who receives suspicious calls to note down as much information about the caller as they can before putting the phone down and calling the police.

Jennifer Haines
Jennifer's speciality knowledge is credit card changes and balance transfers.  ADNFCR-2776-ID-801382072-ADNFCR

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