September 19, 2021

Vigilance urged as farmers report new credit card scam

Farmers have been urged to remain vigilant following reports of a credit card scam which is currently in circulation across the country.

The warning comes from the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) after it had received numerous phone calls from members raising the alarm.

According to Citizens Advice, scammers have been exploiting the pressures that the Covid-19 pandemic is putting people under.

It has noticed a significant increase in the number of scams relating to financial services in the last 12 months.

These can include fake ‘Get Rich Quick’ investment schemes or someone pretending to be from the individual’s bank, asking them to transfer money or personal details.

FUW Pembrokeshire County Chairman, Mike Kurtz said: “Our county office has received numerous phone calls about members having potentially fallen foul of a credit card scam in recent months.

“People of all ages and backgrounds get scammed…

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