Fraudsters pretending to be from the Scottish Public Pension Authority (SPPA) have targeted the organisation's members in a bid to extract financial information.
Recorded messages requested members of the pension authority type out their bank details using the telephone keypad in order that they may be paid a bonus, the Telegraph reports.
The SPPA administers the benefits of 290,000 public sector workers. Its principal role is to administer the pensions, premature retirement and injury benefits schemes for employees of the NHS in Scotland and for members of the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme.
A spokesman for the authority said they were concerned that people receiving these messages may believe that personal information is being requested by a legitimate pensions administrator.
"We wish to make clear that the SPPA never requests bank details from its members or pensioners over the phone and we have made that advice available through our website."
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