Ignoring one important detail
I found the letter from Jeff Ford from Salisbury interesting ( CCW, 22 March). Another scam that seems to be doing the rounds on a fairly regular basis is to receive a phone call, usually on your landline, from somebody purporting to be able to help you regarding an alleged road accident.
I have had several of these and usually when I’ve tried to find the number, it comes back as a withheld.
Several times I have asked for details of the alleged accident, such as make, registration, time and location of the alleged accident, and also how they obtained my number, as I am not listed in the phone book. Last time they said that the Motor Insurance Bureau had given them my details and would not accept my explanation that for at least five years I had not owned or driven a motor vehicle of any description.