Beware of scam phone calls, warns Kirky woman

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A 64-year-old woman who almost fell victim to a telephone banking scam is urging residents to be on their guard.

The woman, who lives in Waterside, Kirkintilloch, was called by a man claiming to be from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

She said: “He gave a false sense of security by saying he wouldn’t ask for my card or online banking details.

“He was calling about the interest on my account.

“However, he asked about my direct debits and how much they were for. When I said I didn’t like doing this on the phone and asked for his number to call him back, he hung up.”

She added: “When I called RBS they told me it wasn’t them who had called. However, they said that someone had called the bank pretending to be me, saying they had lost their card and wanted emergency cash. When RBS questioned them they hung up.

“I was put onto the fraud department and cancelled my card.

“I just want to make people aware that this is happening.”

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