Police warning over PP1 scam

POLICE in the Borders would like to remind the public to be wary of phone calls from people who claim to be working for companies assisting with claiming Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) refunds.

There are a number of legitimate companies who assist with making claims in relation to PPIs however we are finding that there are criminals who are taking advantage of this.

These criminals will cold-call members of the public pretending to be from a legitimate company. They state that the person is due a sum of money as they have been mis-sold PPI in the past. The caller then requests that a payment is made to cover administration costs and this should be made using payment schemes such as U-Kash or Western Union.

A police spokesperson said: “We would advise people to be very wary of such calls and not to send money. If you feel that you may have been mis-sold PPI in the past then there are a number of legitimate companies who you can contact for assistance.”