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National Insurance Scams

Alert message sent 25/03/2021 06:50:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch

This is a message from Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch Association

Victims have reported receiving an automated telephone call claiming to be from the Bank of England (!), during which they are told that their ‘National Insurance number has been compromised’.  They are then instructed to ‘press1’ on their handset to be connected to the caller in order to supposedly fix the issue and get a new National Insurance number.  Once connected to the caller, victims are pressured into handing over personal details, which the fraudsters claim is to enable the victims to receive a new National Insurance number.  However, giving the criminals your personal details will enable them to commit fraud using your information.

Do not press 1.

It has just been announced in the past year, criminals have committed fraud offences relating specifically to the coronavirus to a total of £34.5 million.

It has also been announced that romance and online frauds have increased significantly in the past year.

Message sent by
Geoff Pegg (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley, Wycombe LPA, High Wycombe, Hazlemere, Marlow )

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