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  1. Published on: 10/07/2022 08:39 PMReported by: rogerblaxall
    Email from RB, Aughton

    Roger

    On Tuesday of last week I got a telephone call from a Manchester number

    It was an Asian man purporting to be from TPS, the Telephone Preference Service, who said they were updating their records.

    He quoted my name & telephone number and requested the expiry date on my banker's card. To my knowledge I was sure I’d never had to submit any bank details to TPS as it’s a free service, so I asked him what expiry date he had on his records!

    He quoted 023, and then began to 'railroad' me for the last 10 numbers, repeatedly and persistently, in a bullying tone.

    I told him I did not divulge any personal details to anyone whereupon he said he wasn’t asking for sort code or bank account number and told me where these were situated on bank cards!

    I said as I had been in banking for 33 years I was fully conversant with all this and told him I was ending the call as I thought it was fraudulent; he then phoned back immediately but I didn’t answer.

    I contacted TPS who confirmed that this was a fraudulent call and advised me to contact the police fraud action line. I had a 'virtual' interview with someone there but they couldn’t take details.

    My friend, also from Aughton, has received two phone calls within the last fortnight in the same vein, also from Manchester numbers.

    It's worth warning folk in case 'some old lady' is duped (although THIS old lady wasn’t!)

    Thanks,
    Ruth Barraclough
     

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