Warning issued after reports of 'nasty' scam in North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 09:01 26 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:01 26 June 2017

The callers have been asking people for their bank details.

The callers have been asking people for their bank details.

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North Somerset's Citizens Advice Bureau has issued a warning to people in the district after it received a number of reports of scam telephone calls from people pretending to be the charity.

Citizens Advice Bureau is warning people in North Somerset to be vigilant.Citizens Advice Bureau is warning people in North Somerset to be vigilant.

The people claiming to be from the organisation have asked people if they are in debt and then requested their bank details.

Fiona Cope, chief officer of the North Somerset organisation, said: “This is a really nasty scam and people should be on their guard.

“Citizens Advice would never cold call anyone and residents should never give their bank details out to anyone they do not know.”

The charity has said this kind of fraudulent call must be reported as soon as possible to avoid anyone becoming a victim of this crime.

For more information about protecting yourself from being scammed, visit www.citizensadvice/consumer/scams.

To report a scam, call ActionFraud on 0300 1232040, or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk

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