Smishing Bank Account Fraud

Alert message sent 22/08/2020 11:12:00

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Good Morning,

We have had several reports of bank account ‘smishing’ fraud attempts.

Victim has received a text message that appears to be from their own bank, asking to verify a transaction by texting back yes or no.

The victim then receives a telephone call and is told they must move money to a safe account.

This is a scam!

If you do receive a text or call from a person claiming to be from your bank then please do not give any personal information.

Hang up, leave the line for a few minutes or use a different phone and always use the telephone number from the back of your card or bank statement.

For more information visit- https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/

Please share this message with family and friends.

Kind regards,

PCSO Beth George



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Beth George (Police, Great Boughton PCSO, Chester LPU)

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