Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Telephone Scams

Residents have been receiving telephone calls claiming to be ringing from their local Council, working in collaboration with the NHS asking about a recent accident.  No such collaboration has been set up with your local Council – be suspicious if you receive such a call.

Residents of Lancashire have also been receiving a call stating you may be awarded a Good Citizen Grant to the value of £3000 to £5000.  The telephone number seemed to be London based.  This is a scam and will be an attempt to get bank details from you or an attempt to obtain an advanced fee.  

For regular updates on the latest scams and doorstep incidents why not visit the Trading Standards facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StanleyDards/

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