Warning over Norfolk winter fuel scam

Pensioners have been warned to be on their guard after a con artist tried to trick an elderly person into revealing their bank details.

Officers at Norfolk Trading Standards said a man in the county had received a call from someone claiming to be checking his bank details prior to the payment of the forthcoming winter fuel allowance, something the government agency confirmed that they would not do.

Advice on payments can be obtained from the Winter Fuel Payment Helpline on 0845 915 1515, while general advice on scams can be obtained from our consumer direct helpline on 08454 040506.