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Scam call warning

Thursday, 29 December 2016

SCAMMERS are using Mid and East Antrim Borough Council's official telephone number to try to mislead people into believing they are being contacted by council staff.
Police have now been called in to investigate the 'cyber' fraud, which aims to con the public into thinking they are being legitimately contacted.
The council has been made aware of a number of incidents of suspected 'scam' telephone callers, working in the local area.
A MEA council spokesperson said: "We've been informed of a number of scam telephone calls to members of the public locally.
“It seems the scammers are using our caller ID to mislead people that they are calling from our council number.
“We will never call to ask for money, in any circumstances.
“If you are suspicious about a call hang up right away. Then report the call by phone to Action Fraud on 0300 1232040."
The spokesperson added: "Don't let these callers spoil your Christmas and New Year break.
"Anyone receiving a call of this nature is advised to contact Action Fraud to report the incident.
"This can also be reported online at www.actionfraud.police.uk."
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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