ANOTHER CON MAKING YOU DIVERT YOUR MONEY
If you have recently had work done on your property, it is worthwhile checking this out, as it may affect you, fraudulently using the name of the builders you used, asking you to send payment via bank transfer to a bunch of thieves. Remember – never pay anything by bank transfer if you can avoid it, and if anyone insists you do, then start to ask a lot of questions.
Remember our motto:
NEVER BE THE VICTIM!
The Action Fraud Alert Service have released the following warning:
Payment Diversion Alert
|Alert message sent 11/04/2016 15:35:00|
|Information sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)|
|Fraudsters are targeting members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters, via email, will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer and once payment is made the victims of the fraud soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.
If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online at: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone on: 0300 123 2040.
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|Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)|