A NUMBER of Kilsythians have been targeted by fraudsters running a ‘very plausible’ phone scam in an attempt to obtain their bank details.
THE News and Chronicle has been contacted by several residents who have reported receiving a call from a man claiming to be carrying out a survey on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The purpose of the inquiry is claimed to be to determine whether or not the recipient would qualify for a heating grant or free loft and cavity wall insulation.
The scammer is said to speak in a very calm and assured tone, and goes through the motions of asking what seems like a realistic set of questions.
Once complete, personal information is asked for, including bank account details.
One woman who was targeted by the hoax caller said: “It all sounded very plausible – saying he was from the Scottish Government carrying out a survey for heating grants and insulation, it’s believable at this time of year.”
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