Beware of telephone scam say Police in Lanarkshire after four figure sun was stolen

Police across Lanarkshire have taken to their own social media pages to warn residents of a heartless scam which saw an elderly man stripped of a four figure sum by telephone.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 5:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 5:35 pm

The incident took place in the Lanark area on Tuesday May 4.

The victim answered a call on his mobile phone – and the callous fraudster stated he was from the fraud investigation branch of his bank. He stated the victim’s account had been compromised and asked him to log on to his mobile banking app and transfer money to a new account. The existing account was then emptied.

A police spokesperson stressed: “No bank will ask you to transfer money into to a safe account.

"Please be alert to this scam -and hang up.”