A Flintshire resident has received a telephone call claiming to be from her bank reports OWL Cymru.
An update circulated today says:
“The Flintshire householder was informed her that her daughter, who they said was called Claire, had spent £ 1,500 whilst in Poland on holiday.
The resident informed the caller that her daughter was not called Claire.
The caller said the transaction was fraudulent and to claim it back she had to purchase iTunes vouchers to the value of £1,000.
The resident attended at a local store, who thankfully queried why she was purchasing the vouchers and identified it as a scam.
Remember, your bank would not contact you asking you to purchase iTunes vouchers in this way.
If you have a call from someone claiming to be from your bank tell the caller you will phone them back, but only phone them back using a telephone number obtained from a trusted source, not using one provided by the caller.”
For advice from Apple on iTunes scams https://support.apple.com/en-gb/itunes-gift-card-scams
OWL Cymru was established in 1987 as Flintshire Neighbourhood Watch Association a crime prevention charity which promotes community safety & greater public participation, in the prevention & detection of crime.
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