A scam that cost the islanders £ 50,000 prompted a warning

A scam that cost the islanders £ 50,000 prompted a warning

Police say it involves a caller, using the alias ‘Valerie’, impersonating the bank and asking for personal details – including security questions, passwords and pins.

Islanders are being warned about a phone scam, after 20 Channel Island customers lost £50,000 between them.

Highlights

  • Anyone who has experienced something like this in the last few months is asked to report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or Guernsey Police on 01481 222222.

  • They then use these details to access the account and take money, sometimes waiting up to 50 days later to do this.