Watch out for telephone scammer – public told

Police are warning members of the public to be on the lookout for a telephone scammer.

Lawmen say they have received several reports of an unidentified individual calling households from an overseas number, area code 803, pretending to be a family member and trying to persuade people to remit funds.

“The general public is being advised against sending money or engaging in any financial transaction with callers without first confirming that the caller is indeed a bonafide family member,” police said in a brief statement this evening on the matter.

“Members of the public are also being advised that they should alert the police of any suspicious calls or activity,” the statement added.


11 Responses to Watch out for telephone scammer – public told

  1. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin June 15, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    With the climate n Barbados… dem can call from now til next yr
    Bajans n got no money

  2. Alan
    Alan'and Lynda Owen June 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    tell them your just going to switch your pc on and leave them hanging on the phone for an hour, that call is going to cost them scammers a lot

    • Cisco Wolf
      Cisco Wolf June 15, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      No it will cost you.. Do not answer these calls. Your bill may shock you.

    • Alan
      Alan'and Lynda Owen June 15, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      there is no reverse charging in the uk unless an operator asks you if you want to accept the call

  3. Alex Alleyne June 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Area Code 803 is SOUTH CAROLINA

  4. Tessa Trotman
    Tessa Trotman June 15, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    This happened to me I get the call hi I am calling for you blam … in the ears.

  5. Fay Gaskin
    Fay Gaskin June 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Brenda M. Earle

  6. just observing June 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Know of two friends who received such calls but with a Magic Jack those calls could be originating anywhere. Don’t worry, bajans ain’t got nutten left to give so they need to find other trees to bark up. lol

  7. Be known June 15, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    I got a call from a 777 number with a young baby crying in the background and no answer when I said hello

  8. Belfast June 16, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I got a message last week on my phone from FLOW that my phone bill is going to be increased by 5%. Should I report this to the Police as a telephone scam?


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