Warning issued following spate of scam calls

A person using a landline phone as a telephone scam has been reported in Waveney. Picture: John Stil

A person using a landline phone as a telephone scam has been reported in Waveney. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A warning has been issued to householders following reports of scam calls being made in relation to council tax in Waveney.

With a warning message posted on the East Suffolk Council Facebook page, a spokesman said: 'Please be aware that some Waveney residents have received scam calls claiming to be from Waveney District Council.

'The caller - David Carter or David Tarter - tells the customer of a credit on their council tax account and requests the customer's bank details in order to issue a refund.

'Other councils in the UK are reporting a similar scam with a caller of the same name/s claiming to be from the bank.'

The council spokesman added: 'Please do not give out your bank details over the phone and if you believe you have received a scam call, please call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.'

For further information and to become ScamAware visit www.actionfraud.police.uk/


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