Trading Standards Officers and the Police are warning consumers to be aware of a banking phone scam which is currently operating in the Western Isles. The callers falsely claim that a local bank is under investigation and that consumers should safeguard their money by transferring to another account, which they will provide. The callers also advise consumers not to trust bank staff if challenged regarding money transfers. Callers have a mainland accent and are calling from a withheld number.
Police and Trading Standards are advising consumers never to give out sort codes, account numbers or any other banking details to callers.
To report any issues, please contact Trading Standards on 01851 822 694, Police Scotland on 101 or Faire Community Careline on 01851 701702
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