Bank cards targeted in sophisticated phone scam.
A spokesperson from South West Credit is warning local residents of a sophisticated scam that is currently circulating.
The scare tactic begins with the victim receiving a phone call informing them there has been a large suspicious transaction debited on their card.
The scammer proceeds to relay the victim’s personal details to them including their full name, address and the last 4 digits on their bank card. They ask the victim to repeat the full card number and expiry back to them to verify their details. If this was a legitimate call from your bank, they would not ask for your card details over the phone.
If you receive a phone call like this from an unknown number, or from a number outside of your area. The best option is to hang up.
If you are unsure about the call, contact your financial institution directly.
Do not call a number provided by the scammer, use a legitimate number for your financial institution and speak to a trusted representative.