Bogus Trading Standards Officer

Ourselves and Surrey Police are urging residents to remain vigilant after a woman was conned out of hundreds of thousands of pounds by conmen pretending to be trading standards officers.

The victim was tricked into believing she was owed compensation in relation to work which had been carried out on her driveway. The suspects told her they were working with police at Scotland Yard and conned her into making payments totalling £170,000.00.

Our advice:

– If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
– Always check the caller’s identity and telephone the company they say they are from to check that they are genuine.
– If you are concerned about a doorstep caller, please tell friends or family, or telephone the police.
– If in doubt, keep them out.

 

News source: scc.newsweaver.co.uk.

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