People in Northamptonshire warned of phone scammers asking for bank details

People in Northamptonshire are being warned about a phone scam after an elderly lady was called by someone claiming to be from the Ministry of Justice.

Northamptonshire Police is warning people not to share their personal or bank details with people who phone them asking for this information.

The elderly lady was asked for bank details by someone claiming to be from the Ministry of Justice who became rude and aggressive when challenged.

A police spokesman said: “Legitimate organisations will not make speculative phone calls requesting personal or bank details and will be happy to be challenged on their identity if they do call to speak to you.”

If you receive a suspicious call of this nature, hang up and call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.