Authorities in the area have released warning after the high value fraud, saying that the victim was persuaded to move the money out of their account after receiving a call from someone claiming to be from the Santander Fraud Department.
The called proceeded to ask the victim to move money immediately for ‘prevention purposes’ which they did.
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Police have reminded people not to be afraid to hang up and call a trusted number to confirm the validity.
In a social media post, the also added that fraudsters will use spoof numbers to make the call appear its from a genuine bank number, saying: “it is for this reason police advise that if you call your bank back.
"If you have concerns or suspicions report them to police as soon as possible on 101.”