Lothian and Borders police warn of Sky TV scam

Lothian and borders police are warning members of public in the Scottish Borders to be vigilant for a Sky TV scam.

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Police warn Scottish Borders of Sky TV scam

Lothian and Borders police are warning people in the Scottish Borders of an ongoing Sky TV scam after a woman was targeted on Thursday.

The public are being asked to remain vigilant after a number of residents have been contacted by people claiming to be from Sky.

Customers are being told they are entitled to a refund and to claim these refunds, they're being sent a pin machine and asked to enter their pin.

A 76-year-old man, from Earlston, entered his pin on a number of occasions- resulting in a four-figure some of cash being taken from his account.

Similar incidents have occurred across the region and police are now urging anyone who has received a pin-reading device to contact them immediately.

Lothian and Borders police can be contacted on 0131 311 313.

"These callers sound very convincing and have targeted individuals who are currently Sky TV customers. However, the public should not be fooled by this scam and should under no circumstances enter their pin into any machine they receive to their home.

We are keen to hear from anyone else who may have been affected by this con and would urge them to come forward as soon as possible if they believe they have been defrauded."

– Spokesman, Lothian and Borders Police
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