Phone scam reminder

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POLICE are again reminding everyone that telephone scams are continuing across the Scottish Borders area, whereby individuals are paying substantial sums of money using cash transfers to unknown sources on the promise of receiving tax rebates, cash prizes, or other financial incentives.

Anyone receiving any communication, whether by phone or letter asking for any “one off” payment and promising a larger return should treat these with extreme suspicion and inform police immediately.

Under no circumstances should any payments be made to any of these sources as, inevitably, people will be asked for more money before the alleged funds can be released – and it never is.