Be on your guard against fraudsters
Police Scotland is reminding members of the public to be on their guard after another incident in which a 67-year-old woman was persuaded by fraudsters to buy iTunes vouchers in order to reclaim mis-sold PPI.
The incident happened last Thursday in Blairgowrie and the woman was told she was due a refund of PPI but that the man would have to travel in person to give this refund to her.
He said he needed the money to cover costs and asked her to purchase £210-worth of iTunes vouchers.
It follows another incident earlier this month whereby an 84-year-old man was defrauded of £1000 after criminals claiming to be from HMRC called him and also asked him to buy iTunes vouchers.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said:“We urge people to be aware of calls of this nature, and in particular to ensure their elderly or vulnerable family, friends and neighbours are also aware of this type of scam.
“Don’t disclose any information if the call involves transferring money, or if anyone asks you to provide or confirm your bank details.
“Reputable businesses or organisations would never request payment in the form of vouchers.”