Bo­gus caller ‘claims to be from town coun­cil’


A WARN­ING went out to res­i­dents af­ter re­ports of a bo­gus caller claim­ing to be from Mac­cles­field Town Coun­cil.

The clerk for the town coun­cil and of­fi­cers from Cheshire East’s trad­ing stan­dards depart­ment put out a warn­ing af­ter re­ports of res­i­dents re­ceiv­ing phone calls from a man claim­ing to be from the town coun­cil.

Coun Les Gil­bert, Cheshire East Coun­cil cab­i­net mem­ber for com­mu­ni­ties, said: “The cus­tomer ser­vice cen­tre re­ceived a small num­ber of calls from mem­bers of the pub­lic say­ing they had re­ceived a sus­pi­cious phone call from a man claim­ing to be from Mac­cles­field Town Coun­cil.

“The calls claimed to re­late to a per­sonal in­jury claim for an accident. On each oc­ca­sion he hung up when ques­tioned by the per­son re­ceiv­ing the call.

“Th­ese calls are bo­gus and no one from Mac­cles­field Town Coun­cil or any other lo­cal author­ity would cold call the pub­lic about such an is­sue.

“Our ad­vice to the pub­lic who re­ceive such a call is to hang up.

“It’s par­tic­u­larly con­cern­ing that some­one is im­per­son­at­ing a lo­cal author­ity mem­ber of staff.”

Con­tact 03454 040506 to re­port sus­pi­cious phone calls.

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