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Police warning over phone scam

A telephone scam, where callers claim to be from the Isle of Man Bank, is doing the rounds on the Island at the moment, police are warning.

A male voice tries to draw information with questions like, 'Are you happy with your bank account?' or invites subscription to a shares issue.

The caller seems to be working with partial, out-of-date information and refuses to give a name or a contact telephone number.

Inspector Flint says: 'Whoever you bank with, your bank will never phone you up and ask you to confirm your personal details over the phone.

'There is no realistic chance of finding out where these calls are coming from. 'Keep it to yourself' and 'hang up' are the best advice I can give.'

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