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South Ribble Borough Council warns residents to be aware of scam calls

Posted on - 18th February, 2022 - 4:23pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Politics, Preston News, South Ribble News
South Ribble Borough Council Pic: Ian Greig
South Ribble Borough Council. Pic: Ian Greig

South Ribble Borough Council has warned residents to be mindful of calls from individuals posing as council workers.

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They were recently made aware of an incident involving a person contacted by an individual pretending to represent the council, who asked for payment and stated they had a warrant for the recipient’s arrest.

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South Ribble Borough Council reminded residents that they are not responsible and to be mindful of the situation when talking to people over the phone.

There will be instances when the council does call residents, but there are ways to validate officers.

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They reminded residents that council representatives will always have photo identification with them.

Residents who need assistance validating a call should call the council switchboard on 01772 625625.

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