Scottish women conned with PPI fraud
Despite a large number of reports highlighted that fraudsters are using the missold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) scandal to dupe money out of people, an elderly Scottish women has now been another victim. Last week, the 61-year-old Fintry local was duped out of over £100 as a cold-caller said that she was owed missold PPI compensation.
The many cases of PPI fraudsters have been a spotlight in the news, with thieves’ cold-calling individuals, saying that compensation entitlement was being offered and that, for a small fee, they could unlock the cash. However, after victims pay out money by means of Ukash vouchers or digital money transfers, callers are never heard from again.
In the latest hit, police from Fintry said that a local woman was asked to pay an administration fee so that PPI compensation could be paid. Later that same day, the woman received another call saying that the transaction had not gone through, and that they needed to take payment again.
A police spokesperson for the area said, “We are asking the public to be wary of people contacting them and demanding money to be paid in return for a larger sum of money. People often get put on the spot and feel pressured into paying money.
For anyone receiving such phone calls, it is important to report instances to the police. Meanwhile, for individuals wanting to claim missold PPI compensation, it is vital to do so through the correct channels or risk being conned.