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Public Advisory: Police Warn About Phone Scams, 18 April

18th April, 2023 Police Headlines

Numerous reports have been made to the police of persons receiving strange phone calls from what appears to be overseas phone numbers, purporting to be working with various banks and other financial institutions.

The callers have been informing persons of fraudulent activities in their accounts and requesting banking details to assist with solving the problem. In one incident, the caller requested a wire transfer of money, to entrap the would-be perpetrator.

The RCIPS is informing the public that any such call could potentially be a scam, and the public should be vigilant when speaking with persons over the phone. Remember that banking and other financial institutions would not ask for banking detail over the phone and in emails. If you are suspicious of the call you've received then walk into the institution yourself and speak with a representative to verify the call. Do not give personal and banking details over a phone call.

Anyone who've believes they may have received one of this fraudulent phone calls are encouraged to report the incident to their financial institutions. Anyone with information about these phone calls are encouraged to submit a tip via the RCIPS website at www.rcips.ky.