Warning issued after reports of 'nasty' scam in North Somerset
PUBLISHED: 09:01 26 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:01 26 June 2017
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.
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