issued to Burnham residents over visits from cold caller
in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being urged not to give out personal
information following several reports of cold callers pretending
to be from Somerset County Council.
calls are being made by a person saying they are from Somerset
County Council, claiming to be working in conjunction with the
NHS investigating accidents.
me be clear, this is not a Somerset County Council employee,"
said Cllr David Hall, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member
responsible for Devon and Somerset Trading Standards.
if you receive a call which sounds similar to this one, dont
give out any personal details and end the call right away."
can report the call to Devon and Somerset Trading Standards via
the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506, or contact
Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Speaking out can help combat this
are anxious for people not to be caught out, so please be on your
guard for this, or any other bogus caller."
Standards advises residents to ask themselves the following
if you can answer yes to any of these questions, there
is a good chance someone is trying to scam you in which
case you should hang up.
Was the offer unsolicited?
Do I have to respond straight away?
Do I have to ring a premium rate number?
Do I have to give my bank or credit card details?
Is the business reluctant to give their address or contact
Am I being asked to keep it confidential?
Does it look too good to be true?
visit Trading Standards Scams, Rogue Traders &
Doorstep Crime page here
for more information and advice.