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Latest scam targeting south-west residents

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South West Credit Union is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are targeting south-west residents advising bank accounts have been hacked.
Offenders notify people that their accounts have been compromised and request assistance to track the hackers for prosecution, stating they’re working with government or police agencies.
They request the person provides access to their online banking accounts, stating they’ve deposited money into their account.
Please be advised your bank will NEVER ask you for your online banking details, you should not give your online banking details to anyone.
These scammers are conmen and extremely good at manipulating people. If they obtain your online banking details they will transfer internally, from one of your accounts into your main account, to make it look like they’ve deposited money and convince you the scam is legitimate.
The scammers then request the purchase of iTune cards and the cards activation code, which in turn provides them with computer credit, to continue scamming others.
iTunes cards are not a form of currency. No legitimate company uses or accepts these as payment or for funding. If you are asked to purchase iTunes cards you can be sure it is a scam and you should contact police.
Banking is a highly regulated industry, which constantly monitors internal systems. If you are advised of account hacking from any source, immediately contact your bank on their publically listed phone number.

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