Scam message from North Ayrshire Council
Please be aware of the following scam , which was first reported on 8th June. There have been five frauds reported since then.
A number of small businesses have reported receiving a phone call allegedly from either PAYZONE UK or PAYPOINT, who run terminals within small businesses to allow customers to pay utility bills etc.
The caller suggests their terminal is running slow, and provides a series of codes to the staff member to input into the terminal, to ‘check’ the system.
Ultimately this results in transactions being carried out, with thousands of pounds being fraudulently obtained.
Shortly after this, the genuine company contacts the business and alerts them to the fraud, and advises them to contact police.
Please be vigilant of anything suspicious.
If you need any further information, then please don’t hesitate to call Community Safety Dept
Kilmarnock Police Office, Tel : 01563 505010