Scammers operating new insurance refund con

The man was told he was due a PPI refund

SCAMMERS are targeting the public with a new con.

In Edinburgh a 64-year-old man received a call from a male claiming to be from the Ministry of Justice Department in London.

The caller told him he was due a refund on credit card insurance, which he could collect after wiring an administration fee to a lawyer inIndia.

However, the man became suspicious and refused to transfer any money.

He then contacted police who are warning others not to fall foul of this scam.

A police spokesman said: “The issue of PPI refunds is very topical at the moment and these fraudsters are attempting to capitalise on this.

“Anyone who receives a similar call should not provide any personal details or agree to transfer money and should contact police immediately.”


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