FRAUD experts have issued an urgent warning over a new scam which sees mobile phone users tricked into answering calls from fraudsters that match their own numbers.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has urged Brits to be on the lookout for the scam calls trying to steal personal information.

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The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has urged mobile phone owners to be on the lookout for the scam callsCredit: Getty

Reports of fraud calls and online scams have skyrocketed during the pandemic.

When you see the number pop up on your phone, the fraudsters will try to confuse you by making the first seven digits match your own phone number.

This tricks people into answering the call as they believe it’s a legitimate phone number.

But it’s a scam to dupe potential fraud victims into handing over their personal and financial information.

The scammers will impersonate government organisations or law enforcement agencies, and asks the person to “press 1″…

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