Gravesend Resident Targeted by Sky Scam

A resident in Gravesend was telephoned by a scammer claiming to be from Sky. sky scam

What Happens:

  • The resident gets a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Sky.
  • They offer the resident a discount due to their age and the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • After giving their bank details they become unsure.
  • They call Sky who advises it was not a genuine call but a scam.
  • The resident then calls their bank to alert them and are told by their bank to move their money to another account to safeguard it.

The resident moved over £40,000 to an account he was told to on the telephone call.


What To Do:

  • This is a scam.
  • Never respond to unexpected or cold calls.
  • This scam works because the criminal does not hang up the phone, so when the resident calls Sky and then his bank he is still connected and speaking with the criminals.
  • If you think you have fallen for a telephone scam, check the line by dialling and speaking with a family member or friend.
  • For advice and to report go online or telephone 0808 223 113.

Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.





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