Phone call scam warn­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

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, visit­son­

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