(CMR) The RCIPS said it has received numerous reports of persons receiving strange phone calls from what appears to be overseas phone numbers, purporting to be working with various banks and other financial institutions.
The callers have been informing persons of fraudulent activities in their accounts and requesting banking details to assist with solving the problem. In one incident, the caller requested a wire transfer of money to entrap the would-be perpetrator.
The RCIPS is informing the public that any such call could potentially be a scam, and the public should be vigilant when speaking with persons over the phone. The public is being reminded that banking and other financial institutions would not ask for banking detail over the phone and in emails. If you are suspicious of the call you've received, then walk into the institution yourself and speak with a representative to verify the call. Do not give personal and banking details over a phone call.
Anyone who believes they may have received one of these fraudulent phone calls is encouraged to report the incident to their financial institutions. Anyone with information about these phone calls is encouraged to submit a tip via the RCIPS website at www.rcips.ky.