Trading Standard issue warning after scam phone calls reported locally

Suffolk Trading Standard is issuing a warning after scam phone calls have been reported.

Residents in Long Melford have been receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from “the Council”. The caller goes on to request bank details from the resident so that “Council Tax refunds” can be issued.

Trading Standards are reminding us that the Borough or District Council would never call to ask for their bank details to issue a refund.

Speaking on social media a spokes person said “If an overpayment had been made, and a refund is due, they would either refund the money directly if it had been paid by direct debit, or send a credit notice to the bill payer’s address.

“If you receive a similar call, please hang up and do not provide the caller with any personal details.
If you have given a scammer any financial information, please contact your bank immediately”.
Scam phone calls to Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.