Bank account hoax calls warning

Lindsay Hoyle
Lindsay Hoyle
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Chorley’s MP Lindsay Hoyle has warned residents of hoax phone calls relating to the problems with Royal Bank Of Scotland bank accounts.

He was contacted by a number of constituents this week who had received telephone calls from a company claiming to be offering Government refunds for costs incurred from the technical fault with RBS accounts, which affected thousands of customers.

After the discussions, Mr Hoyle contacted Lancashire Constabulary and RBS asking them to investigate the matter immediately.

He said: “I am very worried about the way in which these criminals are targeting people up and down the country, particularly here in Lancashire, hoping to cajole bank details out of customers only to commit fraud and steal money from them.

“The main thing to remember is that you should never give your bank or personal details out on the telephone. If you are contacted and think the call is a hoax, then simply terminate the call and contact Chorley police.

“If you think that the call is genuinely from RBS but you’re unsure, then why not ask for them to put contents of the conversation in writing to your address which they should already have on file. Do not give out your details.”