warns Burnham and Highbridge residents over bogus calls
and Highbridge residents have been warned to be aware of bogus
telephone callers claiming to work on behalf of Sedgemoor District
The council has issued a warning to residents, stating: "If
a customer has recently received a telephone call and been asked
for their bank details they should phone the police immediately
and contact their bank."
"If, at any time, a customer has any doubt about the identity
of a person telephoning or visiting and claiming to work for Sedgemoor
District Council they should request their full name and extension
telephone number and ring 01278 435435 (Sedgemoor Direct) to confirm
the staff members identity before giving any personal details."
staff carry ID badges with the Sedgemoor logo clearly displayed.
Members of staff will never ask for cash or bank details during
a home visit."
council added that anyone wishing to pay council bills can do
so by going online at www.sedgemoor.gov.uk or calling Sedgemoor
Direct on 01278 435435.