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21st October 2020 Issue no. 530
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Hoax e-mail From "Crimestoppers"
Trading Standards has advised of a hoax email purporting to be from Crime Stoppers. The email states that "if forced by a robber to withdraw monies, the victim can notify the bank they are under duress and alert the Police by entering their PIN number in reverse."
This is a hoax, and entering a reverse PIN will have no effect.
Many similar email hoaxes are in circulation and Trading Standards would advise that any unsolicited email is checked carefully before responding. Many of these hoaxes are described on the internet, on sites such as www.hoax-slayer.com
You can also check the domain name on www.who.is WHOIS results also include IP and IP location information and web server information.
Never forward these unsolicited emails unless you are very sure of their veracity.
28th September 2011