Dungannon man has hundreds stolen from bank account after phone deal with scam artist

Stolen money
Stolen money

Police are warning residents not to reveal any financial information to cold-callers after a Dungannon man had hundreds of pounds stolen from his bank account this week.

The unfortunate scam victim was contacted with an offer of computer software for a ‘bargain price’ by telephone.

But after taking up the deal and handing over his bank account details as part of the payment process, two sums of money were stolen from his bank account.

Speaking about the incident, Inspector Keith Jamieson said: “Scam artists and criminals will use an array of different ploys to attempt to get hold of your personal details, particularly your banking information.

“Never disclose your banking details to any caller - no matter how good their offer appears to be or even if they claim to represent your bank or a company or brand you are familiar with.

“The safest thing to do is to decline unsolicited offers and terminate the call without providing the caller with any personal information.

“Anyone who believes they may have been victim of a scam or fraud or anyone with concerns can police on 101.”