Conmen claiming to be council workers are calling unsuspecting victims, according to a new warning from Lincolnshire Trading Standards.
People are being urged to stay vigilant after reports of bogus calls from fraudsters posing as staff working for Lincolnshire County Council.
If you receive a phone call like this one, please just hang up as it is a bogus callKirsty Toyne, principal trading standards officer at Lincolnshire Trading Standards
A number of people have contacted Trading Standards to say they have been targeted by someone claiming to be calling from various councils, using real telephone numbers, including Lincolnshire County Council.
Kirsty Toyne, principal trading standards officer at Lincolnshire Trading Standards, said: “If you receive a phone call like this one, please just hang up as Lincolnshire County Council will never contact you in this way.
“It is not clear what the fraudsters will do with any information gained so please do not give out any of your personal information to them.
“Just put the phone down because it is a bogus call.”
If you have been affected by the scam, please call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk