Belfast Telegraph

Woman gets £250 back after being targeted by scammers

A Northern Irish woman has been given back almost £250 after having her bank card targeted by scammers.

Craigavon woman Angela Martin first became aware there was an issue after checking her account on Wednesday and noticing £248 had been taken.

"I was only checking my account, and I came across this charge and it just said Annesborough Road, and I knew I hadn’t been down the Annesborough Road," she explained to the Belfast Telegraph.

Mrs Martin said this had come as a particular blow after losing her husband Colin just before Christmas, and having her mother go into hospital earlier this week.

Writing on Facebook in a post that was shared more than 140 times, she issued warning about the potential scam.

BEWARE checked my bank account earlier to discover someone had helped themselves to £248, Got onto the fraud department...

Posted by Angela Martin on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

After speaking with the fraud squad she was informed her card had been used fraudulently at a petrol station on the Annesborough Road.

“Why would somebody walk into a filling station and spend £248? It is a lot of money to spend in a place like that."

Thankfully for Mrs Martin, after reporting the theft her bank acted quickly and were able to restore the money to her account by Thursday afternoon.

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