Following a recent incident where a local resident received an unexpected call about his internet router, Hampshire Police have issued advice about this type of call.
If you receive an unexpected call asking for personal or bank details – never give them out. The police have received information that victims have allowed rogue callers remote access to their PC, and by doing so allowed complete strangers to view their personal and bank information.
The following tips will help you stay safe in relation to telephone scams:
Never accept offers over the phone “if they sound too good to be true, they usually are”.
Never give personal details over the phone.
Report any suspicious phone calls to your phone company.
Consider registering your number with Telephone Preference Service (TPS Online) or 0845 070 0707.
Most telephone providers will block anonymous callers.
Never give your credit or bank card PIN number out over the phone. This information is never requested legitimately by your bank or the police.
If you think something is wrong, hang up the phone.