Bank detail stealing scam alert issued by Guardia Civil

Credit: Guardia Civil

Bank detail stealing scam alert issued by the Guardia Civil. The new scam is aimed at elderly people.

The Guardia Civil have warned of a new scam that tries to steal bank details from elderly people.  The postal scam is aimed that elderly people in the population that are receiving their pensions.

The scam letters arrive by post. The scammers impersonate the Social Security office in the letter. The letter tells retired people that they are in line for a pension increase of between 75 and 150 euros.

The letter then asks the retired person to provide proof of identification. They ask for two photographs of the person’s DNI or NIE. They also ask for a copy of a bank statement. The scam letter requests that the identification be sent to an email address. The letter claims that without the relevant information the payment will not be made.

The Guardia Civil took to Facebook to share the scam. It is advised that anyone who receives a letter like this does not respond. The letter should be reported to the local authorities.

The Social Security Department never asked for personal details in this way. The Department will also never ask people to email information to an unofficial email address.

 


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