Humberside Police in PPI scam warning

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Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Householders across Hull and East Yorkshire are being warned to be on their guard against scammers offering them a refund for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI).

A number of complaints have been made to Humberside Police over the last couple of months about the fraud.

The fraudsters, Humberside Police say, are informing people that they have been mis-sold PPI and will be refunded the amount owed if they make an initial payment by purchasing a Ukash voucher and handing over its unique code.

But the promised PPI refund is never made, despite the value of the voucher being claimed by the scammers.

Ukash is a genuine firm which can be used to pay online for goods and services provided by approved merchants.

Those buying the vouchers though are advised to never give out the codes to get a refund, organise a loan or buy things from merchants that aren’t on Ukash’s approved list.

Anyone targeted by the scam or another fraud is asked to contact Action Fraud, the national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, on 0300 123 2040.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015 by The News Editor

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