A couple have issued a warning in the Northern Echo after receiving a number of scam phone calls from a man offering payment protection insurance (PPI) refunds.Jacqueline Green and Gordon Cumming revealed in the publication that the caller had told them they were eligible to make a PPI claim, as they had been missold a policy.Mr Cumming noted the scammer claimed the household was eligible to receive a PPI refund of £5,000.However, the criminal argued this required a £200 administration fee, which was to be paid through a Ukash voucher.When this money had been received, the caller said an accomplice would visit the couple with a cheque containing their PPI claim."This man knew the name, address, date of birth of my partner and who she banked with," Mr Cumming noted.A notably similar scam was recently reported in the Sunderland Echo, with a spokesman for Durham Constabulary describing the crime as an example of "advance fee fraud".Charles Baker Charles is a reputed financial analyst with decades of experience under his belt.
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