POLICE have issued a warning after reports of telephone fraud in Romsley and Hagley.
The incidents happened on Tuesday afternoon (May 10) when residents were called up and informed they were due a PPI payment.
They were then encouraged by the caller to purchase a paysafecard before a representative of the company would visit to collect the card.
PC Peter Lowe of West Mercia Police urged anyone offered a paysafecard not to do so and if they have already, they should not release its details.
Instead they, or anyone else receiving similar calls, should contact police straight away on 101.
A spokesperson from paysafecard said they were working hard with the authorities to prevent any kind of fraud. The company is also running a security campaign, which includes brochures, fact sheets and a webpage that holds a wide range of information such as guides that explain how internet users can pay securely online with paysafecard. In the section ‘Known scams’, information can be found how to prevent telephone fraud.
Visit: www.paysafecard.com/en-gb/security for more on paysafecard.