The following warning has been received from the Leicestershire Police:-
North West Leicestershire District Council is warning its council tenants to be aware of bogus callers working in the area. One council tenant has this week been scammed out of £199, after receiving a call from someone who said they were from a company called Quick Fix Heating and claimed to be acting on behalf of the council.
The caller requested bank details, which the tenant passed on. The fraudsters later took £199 from the tenant’s account.
To help avoid this happening to more tenants, the council has this advice:
• Council contractors will never ask for payment
• Council tenants will never be asked to pay for anything, other than a repair they have requested themselves
• If in doubt, don’t provide any information and contact the council.
This could also be applicable to owner-occupiers, be aware of such scams.
(Information from local beat officer)