Restaurant owners in Lincolnshire warned to be vigilant over fake bank scam

Financial Fraud Action UK have released a warning in regards to a new phone scam which is targeting restaurant owners across the country, including a few in Lincolnshire. The scammers pose as bank staff, and warn restaurant owners that there has been a problem with their card payments or card payment machine.

From there they suggest that restaurant owners have their customers call a number to make card payments, where they will take details and ask security questions before approving the person and making them pay the restaurant normally.

From there the fraudsters will contact the customers bank and attempt to make withdrawals using the information they have gained.