Councillor Alastair Majury on Fraudsters Target Bridge of Allan Resident in Bank Scam
At October’s meeting of Bridge of Allan Community, the community hear how an elderly resident within Forth Park has been targeted by a fraudster who called her pretending to be from the ‘Fraud Investigation Department’ of the Bank of Scotland. The fraudster over a series of phone calls during the next few days gained the victim’s trust and persuaded her to hand over large sums of money that she had withdrawn and handed over to a ‘courier’.
The crime was then reported when the victim became suspicious, the police have acknowledged as being a fraud and are following lines of enquiries with the investigation currently ongoing. The Community Police Officers in attendance at the meeting reminded members of the public never to provide pin numbers or bank details to any parties via telephone or home visits.
Also, that if in any doubt whatsoever never part or be persuaded to part with money and contact your respective bank or building society and seek guidance via a recognised customer telephone number obtained from a valid source, internet or bank statement (not a number provided by a scammer) or attend at a branch in person to discuss any concerns.
Local Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“This is a horrible crime to happen at any time of year, but it is particularly disgusting at this time of year as we come into the Season of Good Will. I echo the police’s advice and would urge everyone to remain vigilant. I hope that the police are able to identify the fraudster, and that the fraudster receives suitable punishment.”
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.