A warning has been issued after a Suffolk business was contacted by a bogus High Court Sheriff and bailiff.

Suffolk Trading Standards received the report after the company was contacted over the phone. 

The business was told it had outstanding debts and bailiffs were going to carry out a warrant for £300. 

According to Suffolk Trading Standards, the bogus caller told the business it could save money by making an immediate transaction over the phone.

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The company refused to make such a payment, while bailiffs failed to visit its premises. 

A spokesman for Suffolk Trading Standards said: "Please make all employees aware of this scam, especially anyone who would deal with your accounts."

Anyone who is approached with a scam is asked to contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.




The caller went on to advise that the business could save a portion of this sum by making an immediate payment over the phone