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

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. They were recently made aware of an incident involving a person contacted […]

3 months ago
Lancashire County Council issue warning to Prestonians about Covid passport scam

A Covid sign in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service are warning Prestonians to be aware of a fake NHS Covid passport scam. The scam has been duping people into handing over their financial […]

5 months ago
Prestonians urged to be wary of pre-Christmas scams

Trading Standards are urging Preston and Lancashire residents to be aware that fraudsters are trying to cash in this month during the build up to Christmas. Recent reports have included […]

6 months ago
Warning issued over Omicron Covid scam post shared in Preston

The Preston Covid-19 testing centre close to the University of Central Lancashire campus Pic: Blog Preston A scam social media post encouraging people to apply for Omicron Covid-19 tests is currently doing the rounds in Preston and Lancashire. The county council’s Trading Standards team has received […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement £8k stolen from elderly Longridge woman in latest courier fraud scam

CCTV image of man wanted in connection with courier fraud investigation Detectives investigating scams involving people claiming to be police officers want to speak to a man in connection with a report in Longridge. On Thursday 22 October a fraudster contacted […]

7 months ago
Elderly Prestonians warned of courier fraud as money stolen from 80-year-old

Fraud detectives are warning older people to be careful after there have been multiple reports of scammers targeting older people across Preston and Lancashire. Over the past three weeks, police […]

7 months ago
Lancashire County Council warn against scams targeting vulnerable residents

County Hall in Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall Across Lancashire, dodgy doorstep traders, bogus holiday offers and pretend Post Office texts are just some of the scams currently doing the rounds. A cold caller conned one resident in […]

11 months ago
Covid-19 air purifier scams going round Preston businesses

The Sessions House in Preston city centre, part of the Town Hall complex Pic: Tony Worrall Businesses in Preston are being warned of a new scam going round. Preston City Council want local businesses to be aware of the new scam, which involves a fake letter […]

1 year ago
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