12 September 2023
Man pretending to be from local bank calling solicitor firms
o The Society has been notified a man
pretending to be from a local bank is phoning local solicitor firms.
o The man asks if a cheque had cleared
with their firm.
o When told that the firm didn’t use a certain
bank he then asks for confirmation of which bank the firm uses.
o This is an attempt to steal banking
information for a scam which may occur later.
o When challenged the scammer hangs up.
o If you receive a call from a man pretending
to be from a bank, challenge them and never ever give out any banking
o If you can secure the number of the
caller report the matter to the PSNI by phoning 101 as this is a scam attempt.