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Warning issued following spate of scam calls

PUBLISHED: 11:56 14 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:56 14 December 2018

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

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

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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