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Isle of Man police warn residents of financial scammers

Scammers are calling residents saying they are investigating fraudulent activity at various banks. Photo: PA images

Police on the Isle of Man are warning residents of a scam that is circulating in both the Isle of Man and Jersey.

People are being contacted by fraudsters, claiming to be from the Financial Crime Unit (FCU).

They say they are investigating fraudulent activity at various banks, involving internal fraud by bank staff.

Police on the Isle of Man are warning residents of a scam Credit: IOM Constabulary

Callers then request that the client makes a payment from their account into a ‘safe’ account that has been set up for them at either Clydesdale Bank, Metro Bank or Halifax Bank.

The fraudsters ask the clients not to divulge the reason of the payments to their banks because of tipping off the staff involved in the fake investigation.

Police are advising people not to give personal details of any kind to any persons or organisations, as they may be claiming to be something they are not.

Financial Crimes Unit officer John Mitchell is the policeman to speak to - contact is through the switchboard on 631212.