Txt scam does the rounds

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A text scam is making the rounds from “Scott Skelby from Standard Chartered Bank, London” to contact him at a hotmail address for a “vital transaction”.

Tasman district intelligence manager inspector Iain McKenzie said foreign banks would not be contacting people by email and people need to be wary of the scam.

“The request to contact this person at a personal hotmail address should also be a clue. I doubt any bank employee anywhere would be authorised to do that for legitimate purposes.”

Anyone who received the text message or similar message by any means should delete it and not respond, he said.