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Important: New Ukash Voucher Scam

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Published by: Joe Lenane | Published Date: 31st July 2012

Members are warned to be on their guard against a scam involving 'cold callers' claiming to represent a Government department or other official-sounding organisations.

The caller explains that a substantial amount of money is due for many reasons, such as (but many others may be given):

  • A rebate for mis-sold payment protection insurance (known as PPI)
  • A lottery win
  • A forgotten insurance policy
  • An unexpected insurance policy
  • A loan


  • DO NOT give Ukash voucher codes to anyone who has cold called.
  • NEVER email part of full voucher codes or give them over the phone.
  • Payzone and PayPoint will NEVER ask you to perform test transactions.
  • To verify who you are talking to we suggest that you ask the caller about your account or terminal such as the last direct debit amount/last transaction performed.
  • Neither company will ever ask for the voucher number.
  • You should never process a transaction without a customer present.

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