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ALERT! Kent resident targeted by banking scam

By Parish Clerk Darenth Parish Council

Monday, 22 November 2021

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A resident in Kent was targeted by criminals, claiming there was fraud on their bank account.

What happens:

  • You receive a text saying they are from Barclays Bank.
  • There appears to be fraud on your bank account.
  • Fraudsters will call you, using a Barclays Bank telephone number.
  • You are instructed to move your money to another account to keep it safe.
  • The caller will tell you which account to transfer your money to.

What to do:

  • This is a SCAM - banks will never tell you to transfer money into a 'safe account'
  • The caller is using 'phone spoofing' - this is when scammers change their caller ID to another number.
  • Call 159 to speak directly to your banks fraud department.
  • Make sure your line is cleared before dialling, or use another phone. The scammer may stay on the line to trick you further.
  • Fallen for this scam? Contact your bank immediately.

Get free advice from Consumer Advice Scams Advisor on 0808 223 1133.

Please warn family members, friends and neighbours.

Report it

# Information Source: Kent County Council Public Protection

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Parish Clerk

  • 01474 707030

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