The dangerous new scam you need to know about: Conmen target bank customers calling from a phone number that mimics that of their bank

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Conmen are targeting bank customers with a terrifying telephone scam only previously seen in the U.S.

This latest deception is known as ‘number spoofing’ because crooks call customers using a phone number which mimics that of their bank.They do this using a device which can copy any number — even if the one they are calling from is entirely different.

So, when a victim receives a call on  their mobile, or home phone if they have one which has a screen showing  incoming call details, the number of their bank will flash up on the  display. 

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