Phone Scam for Bank Details

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Local energy company, Power NI, would like to warn customers to be careful following a spate of bogus telephone callers. In the most recent incident, a woman called pretending to from Power NI.

Local energy company, Power NI, would like to warn customers to be careful following a spate of bogus telephone callers. In the most recent incident, a woman called pretending to from Power NI. She said she was calling to verify bank details for Direct Debit. Maureen Delaney from Power NI said: "We have had a number of reports of similar incidents in the last few weeks, so we thought it would be good to let other people know of this scam. "What we would advise is that if any customer is worried that the caller isn’t legitimate, terminate the call.  Legitimate companies won’t have a problem with you calling them back. In the case of Power NI, you can find our telephone number on the back of bills or direct debit statements as well as on our website." If there are any other similar calls, you can contact Power NI’s Customer Helpline is 08457 455 455 (Mon-Fri 8am-7pm).