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Warning after bank scam case

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

Police are warning people not to fall for a bank scam after a Spalding couple almost lost their cash.

The couple were called by a man claiming to be from Lloyds Bank who advised them that there was a security issue with their accounts.

They were told that new accounts had been opened for them after an internal investigation by a member of staff from the bank and that they should transfer their money across.

The man also told the couple to phone him back using a number on the back of their bank card so they could confirm his identity.

But suspicions were raised when the couple were told not to inform Lloyds Bank about the matter because of the internal investigation.

Fortunately, a relative of the couple who works in a bank managed to stop the transfer.

The incident took place on Wednesday December 18 and anyone with information should call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

 

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