NS&I warns on 'pensioner bond' fraud as application deadline looms

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Fraudsters masquerading as state-owned National Savings & Investments (NS&I) are cold calling retirees to offer the chance to invest in the government's market-leading ‘pensioner bonds'.

NS&I said members of the public searching for its website may be directed to a bogus site, where victims are asked to submit evidence of identity and bank account details. The fraudsters are also cold-calling the public. It is asking potential victims to contact it immediately if they believe they have responded to a fraudulent email, shared their security details or think someone else has accessed their accounts. The deadline for applying for one or both of the 65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds - there are one-year and three-year versions - arrives at midnight on 15 May. In December, in...

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