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Warning over health pension scam

8 October, 2014 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Maeve McLaughlin has warned health staff to be aware of a scam where a fraudster contacts health staff inquiring about their pension.

 Ms McLaughlin said:

 “I have been aware of a scam where someone contacts a member of staff regarding their pension entitlements. 

 “They then send a courier to the home to get papers signed and collected and uses the information for their own benefit.

 “This scam, which was previously used in Britain is now being used in the North so people should be aware of it.

 “Medical staff should not divulge any information about their pension entitlements to anyone on the phone.

 “If you are suspicious of someone contacting you about your pension then you should contact the PSNI immediately.” ENDS/CRÍOCH

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