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Waveney residents urged to be wary of phone scam

PUBLISHED: 14:23 27 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:26 06 July 2010

PEOPLE in north Suffolk are being warned to never give out personal information - particularly bank details - following reports of a telephone scam.

Police and Waveney District Council have issued the advice after receiving calls from residents who have been contacted by individuals claiming to offer council tax refunds.

PEOPLE in north Suffolk are being warned to never give out personal information - particularly bank details - following reports of a telephone scam.

Police and Waveney District Council have issued the advice after receiving calls from residents who have been contacted by individuals claiming to offer council tax refunds.

In each of these cases the householder has received a phone call from someone claiming to work for the council and asked for bank or credit card details.

In one incident an older lady from the Waveney area received a phone call from a man who said the council were having her property re-banded and that she would receive documents in the post.

He said there would be a refund dating to the 1990s but the only way she could receive this was via her debit or credit card.

The lady wisely informed him that she would not give out this information and he hung up on her.


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