Phone call scam warning
Residents have been warned of scam phone calls and letters from people claiming to working for BT.
The caller asks for an up-front free of £300 to opt-out of scam telephone calls and even quotes the last four digits of the victim’s credit card.
Having gained their confidence, the fraudster then asks for the beginning of the credit card number to complete the transaction.
Kent Trading Standards have issued a warning to residents and say they believe the person may be using the identity of an existing company to scam residents.
The Telephone Preference Service is a free service that helps to reduce unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls.
For more information on how to limit nuisance calls, visit www.tpsonline.org.uk