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Beware of bank phone call scam

Wicklow Alerts report there is a phone scam doing the rounds at present where a male caller purports to be from the AIB Bank and knows the names of the householders. He pretends that there was an issue with their account and asks them to verify their details.

If you receive a call you’re not expecting, you should be suspicious. The vital things to remember are that your bank would NEVER ask for your bank account details or PIN number over the phone, so do not disclose these to anyone, no matter who they claim to be.

If you are not happy with a phone call and are suspicious of the conversation then please end the call.

If reporting a suspicious phone call to your Bank or to Gardaí, wait at least five minutes before attempting to make the call to ensure you’re not reconnected to the offender.

Alternatively, use a mobile phone or a neighbour’s phone or test your landline by phoning a friend or relative first, to ensure you aren’t still unwittingly connected to the offender.

If you have concerns about your bank account, contact you bank or visit your local branch.

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