A regular Gurnite’s relative received a phone call this afternoon (Friday) from a foreign sounding gentleman. He informed her that after her complaint several weeks ago about unwanted calls he was now in the position to reassure her that her calls would be screened from now on and she would no longer be bothered by nuisance or scam phone calls. When she said that she hadn’t spoken to anyone regarding this, he went on to say that, perhaps someone else in the household had been in touch with ‘them’. Alarm bells had started ringing by this time as she is the only one in the household and, when the foreign gentleman asked her to confirm her bank details she was on full alert. She told him that she was not giving him this information and he then explained that it was ok, and that he already had her information and only required her give him her details in confirmation. She reiterated that she was not going t do this and the gentleman promptly hung up. No doubt he then moved on to his next victim.
So, Gurnites, once again, be vigilant, if you get a phone call of this type or a variation of the scenario, do not give your details.