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Bingley and Worth Valley residents warned over caller scam
8:00am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
Residents in Bingley and the Worth Valley have been warned about e-mail and telephone scams targeting the area.
The local Neighbourhood Policing Team has received numerous complaints about attempted scams.
A statement says: “We have recently received e-mails from concerned residents informing us of scam e-mails and telephone calls they have received. The calls were supposedly from the Inland Revenue and Paypal, each trying to get bank details with the promise of a rebate. Luckily the people involved did not give any personal bank details out but this is a timely reminder to all to be vigilant.
“These people will try different ways to try and get your bank details and if we are told we are due money we sometimes, understandably, get taken in by the thought of a windfall and give details without thinking.”