Forth Valley police issue safety guidance following internet termination scam

Forth Valley residents are being urged to remain vigilant following the emergence of an internet termination scam call.

By Jonathon Reilly
Friday, 20th November 2020, 4:08 pm
Police are urging Forth Valley resident to be vigilant after reports emerged of an internet termination hoax. Picture: Michael Gillen.
Police are urging Forth Valley resident to be vigilant after reports emerged of an internet termination hoax. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Police want those who live and work in the region to be on their guard should they receive an automated call stating their internet will be terminated in 24 hours.

A Clackmannanshire householder was recently a recipient of the hoax message.

Officers have issued guidance to members of the public on what they should do in the event they receive a call from a scammer.

This is as follows:

Try not to panic Do not speak Do not press 1 (or any other number) Never give out any information or answer any questions Do not call back any number provided

Further advice on this scam and others can be found online.

Police in Forth Valley took to Facebook to share their safety advice and urged social media users to pass on their message to their friends and family.

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