Cash point scam

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NORTHERN Constabulary are wishing to make all managers and staff of retail and garage service premises aware of a fraudulent UKASH scheme which has been successfully executed using UKASH transactions via Paypoint facilities around the Western Isles, Ross-shire and Inverness areas.

The Fraudsters will contact the Paypoint vendor via telephone with knowledge of Paypoint unit serial numbers, purporting to be an Engineer requiring to change screen options on the UKASH facility.

A series of figures will be passed by the fraudster to the vendor under the guise of being system codes, which are in fact monetary values. They may say they are providing an upgrade to their system.

A voucher will then by produced by the facility, if passed the Voucher code will allow the fraudster successful access to the funds.

Northern Constabulary are seeking to inform and advise all business establishments of this scam and report any such occurrence direct on 01463 705555 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.